Right after HTC One M9 and HTC Grip fitness tracker, HTC continues its assault here at Mobile World Congress 2015 with…a virtual reality headset. Yup, the Taiwanese mobile phone company has announced a virtual reality headset called HTC Vive.
Not only that it is not designed to be used with mobile phone, it was created with the help of Valve as HTC Vive is using the famed game company’s SteamVR platform.
Alongside HTC One M9, the Taiwanese company has also unveiled its first wearable device called HTC Grip. Utilizing the UA Record platform by Under Armour, this is the first product that came from the strategic partnership that both companies announced at CES 2015.
So, it is finally here. Officially revealed for the first time moments ago here in Barcelona, the HTC One M9 is the fourth flagship smartphone in HTC One series with its lineage can be traced back to the original HTC One X smartphone back in 2012.
However, it is hard to ignore how similar the One M9 looks like to its previous two predecessors: the 2013’s One (a.k.a the M7), and 2014’s One M8. Nevertheless, HTC insists that the One M9 is a much more refined product than previous flagship devices. So, let’s take a closer look.
Just like many of the previously released HTC One devices, the HTC One M9 is pretty much one of the world’s worst kept secret. Nevertheless, it is now finally time to say hello (for real) to the new flagship smartphone which was officially launched in Barcelona just few moments ago.
Huawei has officially unveiled its first Android Wear device, the Huawei Watch. After most of its specifications have been leaked earlier, more details of the device have been announced. Among the things that are now confirmed is a 1.4-inch 400 x 400 AMOLED display and a “scratch-proof” sapphire crystal lens.
The next generation of Huawei TalkBand smartband, the TalkBand B2, has been revealed at MWC 2015. It looks nothing like its colourful predecessor, instead choosing a more blockish design and duller colours. All that means it looks more like a regular watch that people can wear all the time.
Huawei has revealed the TalkBand N1, a set of wireless earphones that also function as a media player and fitness tracker. The wireless capabilities allow it to travel with the user without the need for a smartphone, although it does have limitations when not paired with a proper device.
Acer is shoring up its Liquid Z series with another Android-powered two entry level smartphones. Both the Liquid Z220 and Z520 are not particularly exciting in terms of specifications, but are instead intended to provide a well-rounded mobile experience. Although, they do provide some interesting modes for people who just want a phone.
With smartwatches taking the market by storm, it looks like traditional watch makers have no choice but to hop onto the bandwagon too. Swatch just announced its first smartwatch called the Swatch Touch Zero One, that is “a new generation of Swatch”, and strangely enough, is made for Beach Volleyball players.