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    HTC share trading halted as Google takeover talk intensifies

    HTC will make a major announcement at its Taiwanese HQ tomorrow.
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    Re: HTC share trading halted as Google takeover talk intensifies

    As someone who tried a Vive recently (in Butlins of all places) but can't afford it can I be hopeful Google will sell them cheap? I expect Google only really care for the phone manufacturing and patents so I won't be surprised if this never happens.
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    Re: HTC share trading halted as Google takeover talk intensifies

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    As someone who tried a Vive recently (in Butlins of all places) but can't afford it can I be hopeful Google will sell them cheap? I expect Google only really care for the phone manufacturing and patents so I won't be surprised if this never happens.
    Just buy a rift instead, cheaper and better (unless you have a warehouse for a play area).

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    Re: HTC share trading halted as Google takeover talk intensifies

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    As someone who tried a Vive recently (in Butlins of all places) but can't afford it can I be hopeful Google will sell them cheap? I expect Google only really care for the phone manufacturing and patents so I won't be surprised if this never happens.
    I wouldn't get your hopes up as rumour has it that HTC aren't planning to sell the Vive business just their phone manufacturing and related patents.

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    Re: HTC share trading halted as Google takeover talk intensifies

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    Just buy a rift instead, cheaper and better (unless you have a warehouse for a play area).
    That's why they copied roomscale....
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    Re: HTC share trading halted as Google takeover talk intensifies

    So HTC phones will be phased out and the Google brand will be all that remains. I doubt they'll keep two seperate brands running with two distinct styles, etc. Shame as I always liked HTC's style, until they binned the 3.5mm jack and started making phones out of glass rather than metal.

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    Re: HTC share trading halted as Google takeover talk intensifies

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    So HTC phones will be phased out and the Google brand will be all that remains. I doubt they'll keep two seperate brands running with two distinct styles, etc. Shame as I always liked HTC's style, until they binned the 3.5mm jack and started making phones out of glass rather than metal.
    They might keep HTC as the budget option. Assuming they don't just do what they did with Motorola and sell it off again ASAP while keeping the patents.

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    Exclamation Re: HTC share trading halted as Google takeover talk intensifies

    The news is out. Alphabet's Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan's HTC to expand its smartphone business, reports the BBC. There's a Google blog post about the arrangement.

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    Re: HTC share trading halted as Google takeover talk intensifies

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    Just buy a rift instead, cheaper and better (unless you have a warehouse for a play area).
    Its still £350 second hand with no controllers and with the joy of facebook ownership...
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    Re: HTC share trading halted as Google takeover talk intensifies

    Was hoping to get a vive soon but might wait to see how this changes things first.

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    Re: HTC share trading halted as Google takeover talk intensifies

    They've signed a deal

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41343586

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