Pre-orders for HTC’s Vive Virtual Reality Headset Begins on February 29


HTC will begin taking pre-orders for its Vive virtual reality heaset on Feb. 29.

As expected, the device will arrive in April—four months after its intended release date. There is no word yet on pricing or global availability.

Eager fans can rest assured, though, that HTC has its head in the Vive game. CEO Cher Wang told the Telegraph that her company has turned its attention away from smartphones and toward virtual reality.

“Yes, smartphones are important, but to create a natural extension to other connected devices like wearables and virtual reality is more important,” she said.

An HTC spokesman confirmed the Feb. 29 pre-order date, but declined to comment beyond those remarks published by the Telegraph.

In March, HTC and Valve announced a partnership to turn virtual dreams into reality. Nearly a year later, the Vive joins rivals Oculus Rift, Sony PlayStation VR, Samsung Gear VR, and LG VR for G3.

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SOURCE: PC Mag, Stephanie Mlot