Vive up for sale?


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Bit-Tech are reporting that HTC are considering selling off Vive division - aka the makers of the popular Virtual Reality headset. Could this be a good thing or a bad thing? Who knows. There is growing interest in the VR headset market and Vive is arguably the current leader (outselling the nearest rival, Oculus Rift).

Anonymous sources 'familiar with the matter' are now telling Bloomberg that HTC is 'working with an adviser as it considers bringing in a strategic investor, selling its Vive virtual reality headset business, or spinning off the unit.' While a move to sell the division may seem confusing, given HTC's focus of late, it could be an attempt to save it: If HTC as a whole continues to make a loss on the smartphone market, its debts could drag the Vive down with the sinking ship.

Read the rest at Bit-Tech:
http://bit-tech.net/news/tech/peripherals/htc-may-sell-its-vive-arm-report-claims/1/
 
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