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HTC Sells Phone Factory To Fuel Vive Unit Growth

Earlier this month, HTC Corp, the world's fifth largest manufacturer of smartphones, revealed it is selling its Shanghai-based phone factory for $91 million to Xingbao Information Technology and intends to use the proceeds fuel its growing VR business. The news of HTC's divestment from some operating assets is not surprising given the Taiwanese-based firm's smartphone offerings have not been selling well lately, and new HTC phones have not faired well in the big flagship battles that manufacturers like HTC, Apple, Samsung, and LG wage every year. "Smartphones are important, but to create a natural extension to other connected devices like wearables and virtual reality is more...

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Mobile World Congress 2017: Samsung Adds To Virtual Reality Offering

Samsung announced a new controller for the Gear VR at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. The controller includes a touchpad and trigger, as well as buttons for home, volume and back controls that will make it easier to navigate apps and do things like aim, shoot and grab items. As with the headset, the peripheral was created with help from the team at Oculus. Oculus and Samsung did not specify a release date for the controller, nor information about pricing, but we can expect the controller to be bundled with new phone purchases. In addition to...

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