Oculus Go, a new VR headset from the Facebook-owned company, sprang onto shelves in a surprise launch Tuesday. It’s lower-powered than existing headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but is portable and costs just $199. Is it the future of virtual reality? We debate on this episode of Geared Up.
Plus, T-Mobile and Sprint are finally tieing the knot with a huge merger. It will give the combined company (still called T-Mobile) a shot at competing with Verizon and AT&T — as long as they can convince the Trump Administration to let the deal go through.
And in more huge news, Apple reported record-breaking iPhone sales in the first months of 2018, squashing rumors that the iPhone 10 has been struggling.
Hear all that and more on this week’s episode of Geared Up, hosted by GeekWire Editor Todd Bishop and GearLive’s Andru Edwards. Watch the behind-the-scenes video abover, listen in the player below or subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast app.
This week’s stories:
- Facebook-owned Oculus’ $199 standalone Oculus Go virtual reality headset is here
- T-Mobile and Sprint agree to merge, creating $146B rival to AT&T and Verizon, led by John Legere
- T-Mobile plays Trump card to convince regulators Sprint merger will be good for consumers
- Apple sells 52.2M iPhones, beats earnings expectations with $61B in revenue, shares up 4%