HTC Corp is working on developing smartphone-based virtual reality goggles, as part of its broader efforts to diversify and boost revenues.
The announcement comes shortly after the company also opened pre-orders for its new $799 HTC Vive VR headsets, which currently only work with personal computers and consoles.
Raymond Pao, its associate vice-president of VR new technology, said: "We have been working on VR equipment that can work with smartphones and tablets. It is a very important research direction, but we will only release the mobile version when we think it can deliver the best immersive experience to consumers."新型的虚拟现实技术副总裁Raymond Pao表示：“我们不断致力于研发智能手机和平板电脑所支持的虚拟现实设备。这是研究方向上非常重要的一步AR互动 TEl 13329706647，但是考虑到为消费者提供最佳的切身体验，我们将只发布手机版本。”
Virtual reality equipment allow consumers to experience a 360-degree digital world where they can fight against zombies, ride spaceships and perform other tasks which are impossible or difficult in real life.
Pao declined to reveal exactly how many Vive headsets had been pre-ordered so far, but said the results were "beyond our expectations".
HTC's VR product specialist Shen Ye said earlier in a Twitter post the company sold more than 15,000 units in the first 10 minutes, when orders started being taken on Feb 29.