After its attempt at brand licensing with the N1 tablet, Nokia is now dabbling into the emerging virtual reality space. Re/code reports that the company is launching a virtual reality platform next week in Los Angeles. Also Read - Nokia Clarity, Comfort, Micro, Go Earbuds Series with ANC launched: Price, featuresAlso Read - Nokia C30 budget phone launched with price under Rs 10,000: Check specs, price
Even though tangible details on the virtual reality release are scarce at the moment, this could mark as Nokia’s first commercial product release since it sold off its mobile and devices unit to Microsoft. This is also in line with earlier reports. The VR headset space is still emerging with Samsung and Oculus being big names, and Nokia may be entering the marketplace as early as next week. It will be interesting to see what Nokia brings to the table, and how it positions itself in the virtual reality space. Also Read - Nokia XR20 rugged 5G phone launched: Check specs, price, India launch details
Many high profile companies have shown interest in virtual reality, one of which is Facebook which recently acquired Oculus Rift for $2 billion. Companies like Sony and HTC are dabbling into virtual reality as well. There are numerous VR headsets in the market, but the DIY Google Cardboard is the most famous currently simply because it’s cheap and easy to make.
After selling off its mobile business, Nokia recently launched the N1 Android tablet in China by partnering with Foxconn. It was an instant hit, and Foxconn had a hard time meeting the demands. Few rumors also claim that Nokia could be planning on launching the N1 tablet in India. Even though it ventured into the tablet space, Nokia has announced that it does not plan to re-enter the mobile business till end of 2016, after which it will look for manufacturing partners to license their brand and release Nokia smartphones again.