SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HTC Corporation ("HTC"), a pioneer in innovative, smart mobile and virtual reality (VR) technologies, today announced the official launch of the consumer version of the VIVEPORT™ M mobile VR content platform. As an extension of the Vive content ecosystem dedicated exclusively to mobile devices, Viveport M will provide more diverse and higher-quality mobile VR content and experiences to users.
Alvin W. Graylin, China Regional President of Vive, HTC, said, "Viveport is currently the leading VR content distribution platform in China. We are so excited to extend our high quality VR content to mobile users in China via the newly announced Viveport M. It's an honor for Viveport M to be selected by so many top-level partners as their preferred distribution platform."
Compatible with most Android phones, Viveport M is designed to allow users to more easily find and use high-quality mobile VR applications or 360° videos in both touchscreen and VR modes. The recently launched VIVEPAPER™ (www.vivepaper.com), the world's first "Augmented Virtual Reality" (A-VR) reading experience, is also currently available on Viveport M. Vivepaper aims to deliver a cutting-edge reading experience that enhances the sense of reality and enriches the virtual experience for users through interactions with a physical object, such as a Vivepaper booklet.
To ensure excellence in video content, Viveport M has entered into an exclusive referral partnership with YoukuVR to deliver the best 360° videos to Viveport M users. YoukuVR possesses an enormous library of over 100,000 360° videos, including coveted titles such as "Enchanted China", "Go Fighting!" and "Chinese National Girls". In terms of gaming, Viveport M covers all categories of beloved mobile VR games, from puzzles to shooting games to adventure quests. Well-known games like "Darknet", "Heroes of the Seven Seas", "Space Stalker", "Snow Night", and "Undercover Operations" are all available on the platform; additional VR apps will soon be available on Viveport M.
Viveport M has also become the preferred download platform for the pioneering VR shopping application Taobao Buy+ (embedded in the Taobao mobile application), which facilitates unprecedented VR shopping experience. With Buy+, shoppers are able to experience everything from product size to color and much more at a simple glance thanks to the virtual shopping room created by the application. This is not only on-track to revolutionize consumer habits but demonstrates the innovative edge VR brings to all industries, enabling possibilities beyond imagination.
As Alibaba's "Double 11" global shopping festival approaches, Vive is giving consumers an even bigger reason to be excited. From November 8-20, shoppers will be able to receive a limited edition of Vive-branded VR cardboard display by downloading two or more titles (of which one must be a paid title) on Viveport M and sending a screenshot of the purchase to HTC Vive's official public WeChat account. The gifts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. On November 11, users who purchase two or more paid titles on Viveport PC client (www.viveport.com) will receive RMB 50 equivalent of virtual credits. The virtual credits will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and are valid for use after November 15.
Viveport M can be downloaded via Alibaba's PP Helper mobile application, Viveport M's launch distribution partner. Come and enjoy the unprecedented experience now!
About the Vive Virtual Reality System
Vive is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality system developed in partnership by HTC and Valve. Designed from the ground up for room-scale VR, Vive allows true-to-life interactions and experiences thanks to an adjustable headset displaying stunning graphics, two wireless controllers with HD haptic feedback and 360˚ absolute motion tracking. For a convenient and safe experience, Vive incorporates essential functionality from your phone and features a front facing camera that blends physical elements into the virtual world. Working in concert, this system immerses you visually, physically and emotionally in the virtual world. For more information on Vive, please visit www.vive.com.
HTC Corporation aims to bring brilliance to life. As a global innovator in smart mobile and virtual reality devices and technology, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the critically acclaimed HTC One and HTC Desire lines of smartphones, and is now leading the VR industry with the Vive line of products. The pursuit of brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile and virtual reality experiences for consumers around the world. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). www.htc.com.
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