HTC’s financial performance may have been lacklustre recently, but small signs have emerged that there may be better times ahead for the Taiwanese company. It is no secret that HTC Vive will have a significant impact on the future of HTC, and the virtual reality headset has now acquired some notable kudos from the European Hardware Awards.
Vive came away with ‘Product of the Year’ and ‘Best VR Product’, at the 2016 running of the European Hardware Awards.
There has been considerable praise within the industry for Vive and signs are encouraging with regards to early sales figures, despite the €899/£689/$799 price tag.
The Central News Agency, Taiwan, has reported the strong performance of HTC’s share price in recent days was driven by a positive market reaction, with investors hopeful of good sales figures for Vive.
Another company that will be happy with the outcome of the European Hardware Awards is Samsung, after the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was awarded ‘Best Smartphone’.