HTC Launches Metaverse Phone With Built-in Wallet For Crypto and NFT

HTC Launches Metaverse Phone With Built-in Wallet For Crypto and NFT
  • Users can wirelessly mirror content from the smartphone to the HTC Vive Flow VR headset.
  • It offers a 6.6-inch Gorilla Glass display with 1080p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate.

First HTC “Viverse” phone, meant to work with HTC’s metaverse platform and include crypto and NFT features, has been released. One can access and control metaverse content, including crypto and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), via the HTC Desire 22 Pro. One may even “create your own virtual space” by purchasing NFTs from a digital marketplace using the Viverse app.

Complete Unique Experience For Users

The Desire 22 Pro has a built-in crypto wallet for Ethereum and Polygon-based assets like prior HTC “cryptophones.” Users can wirelessly mirror content from the smartphone to the HTC Vive Flow VR headset, thanks to HDCP 2.2 connection and a Vive Manager software that allows them to set up and manage their VR gear.

Shen Ye, Global Head of Product at HTC, said:

The smartphone “opens new immersive experiences as the perfect partner for VIVE Flow—whether it’s meeting colleagues in VR, or enjoying your own private cinema anywhere you are.”

The HTC Desire 22 Pro, despite its “powerful midrange” billing, isn’t going to be able to compete with the most expensive iPhones and Android smartphones on the market. It offers a 6.6-inch Gorilla Glass display with 1080p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, 8 GB RAM, and 128 GB storage.

HTC was a pioneer in the use of cryptography. In 2018, it released the Exodus 1 smartphone, which had a built-in crypto hardware wallet and could operate a complete Bitcoin node. Phil Chen, the “chief decentralized officer” of Exodus, said at the time of its introduction that “in five years it will be trivial to have a Bitcoin node or other blockchain nodes stored on your phone.”

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