TCL Corp.-owned mobile phone company Alcatel is joining the virtual reality game, announcing Sept. 1 new VR hardware, a 360-degree camera, and a series of partnerships with VR companies.
"VR is the next big computing platform and will reshape the way we experience the world," said Nicolas Zibell, GM of international business and president of TCL Communication, in a statement. "That's why we're jumping in feet first. Our new mobile VR device and 360-degree camera are for those who believe that technology can change the world, and they want to be part of that change."
First up is Alcatel’s Vision all-in-one VR device, which allows for IMAX-format video viewings, without the need for a smart phone or any other connected device. The Vision — which has no price point yet — boasts a 120-degree field of vision and options that help eliminate the need for contact lenses or eyeglasses.