It seems that to access the metaverse experiences promised some time ago we will have to wait a little longer. In addition to the changes in Meta’s (Facebook) plans, we must now add the delay of the also promised high-end HTC phone oriented to the metaverse.
Let’s remember that the advance of this cell phone took place almost at the beginning of the year with the promise that in the end has failed to be fulfilled with its arrival during the month of April.
At the moment we do not know what exactly a high-end Android cell phone oriented to the metaverse would consist of, this being an unknown that HTC still keeps secret, although the delay is mostly due to the supply problems of electronic components that currently exist in the world as a result of the paralysis caused by the pandemic of the Covid-19 coronavirus, especially in territories that currently continue to suffer high levels of infection, as is the case of Taiwan, the country of origin of HTC.
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— HTC VIVE (@htcvive) May 26, 2022
We will have to wait longer to see its expected launch
Things are not favorable for HTC, not only with respect to plans to return to the high-end mobile market with its expected metaverse-oriented model, among other devices.
Also indicated by some local media in recent weeks, the company is going through its worst situation due to its lower sales volume after almost twenty years after going public affected by factors such as inflation, among others.
HTC’s last launch in the handset segment was Exodus 1, carried out in 2019 and focused on blockchain and cryptocurrencies, integrating a digital wallet as well as other related functions.
Therefore, we will have to wait until the situation improves, although in this regard, from HTC have not offered an updated timeline or concretized a more certain date to carry out its launch.
Many companies in the world of technology continue to take their steps towards the metaverse, which continues to be popular without slowing down and is defined as the future of the Internet.
One of the companies that announced it would take a step in this direction was Taiwan’s HTC, which for some time was one of the most prominent names in the smartphone sector.
The giant company, which we haven’t heard much about smartphones in recent years, has made important statements in recent months. In this news, which we shared with you, it was stated that HTC is planning to launch a metaverse-centric phone in the near future.