One of the most popular choices when it comes to gaming accessories like keyboards, mouse, headsets and more, Razer, which also unveiled its three-screen laptop at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas this year might be delving into the smartphone business, according to Bloomberg.
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The Singapore-founded California-headquartered company which specialises in computer hardware for gamers has been trying to expand its market and according to the report is “developing a mobile device tailored for its consumer base of hardcore gamers.”
Razer is reportedly taking the company public in Hong Kong with a valuation of $5 billion, which could give them potentially enough fund to kick start their mobile business.
While it’s still unclear as to whether the company will bring up a device that would challenge the leading flagships of the world or will try to venture into making a device specifically for the gaming community is unclear.
But their acquisition of the Nextbit smartphone team which comprised of key members from HTC and Google’s team gives a strong hint towards the company’s future ambitions.
While Bloomberg’s unnamed anonymous source cited that the next device might be a smartphone, given Razer’s inclination towards the gaming community, it’s quite possible that the upcoming Razer device might be a handheld gaming console.
Although a new mobile phone with Razer’s name on it can make waves, speculations persist that even if true, a smartphone bearing the 3-headed snake symbol might just be a branding exercise for the gaming accessory maker.