In a HTC 10 briefing just moments ago, the Country Manager of HTC Malaysia, Cheong Wah Tong has revealed that the HTC Vive virtual reality headset will be making its way to our shores this October. At the same time, fitness wearables that the company has co-designed with Under Armour will be made available in Malaysia around the same time as well.
What interesting regarding the HTC Vive release in Malaysia is the company will be partnering with a telco for that. The telco’s name is still a secret at the moment though although Cheong hinted that the said telco has home broadband services as part of its offering.
At the same time, HTC Vive experience zones will be set up at the telco’s stores. Meanwhile, HTC Malaysia will be partnering with MSI for the release in Malaysia as well although the full details behind the partnership still under wraps at the moment.
When asked about the pricing of the HTC Vive in Malaysia, Cheong also not able to reveal it for the time being but he pointed out that gamers “can expect a roughly direct conversion“. As a reference, HTC Vive currently costs USD 799 (about RM 3,147) in United States.
As for the Under Armour wearables, it will come in the form of UA HealthBox which includes UA Scale, UA Band, and UA Heart Rate chest strap. Currently priced at USD 400 (about RM 1,573), no further information was released by Cheong though apart from that the set will apparently be sold through Under Armour Malaysia stores.