Razer is a company best known for making gaming accessories and computers, but it seems that the company could be planning on dipping their toes in the smartphone market. This is thanks to a recent announcement in which Razer and carrier “3” have revealed a partnership, which marks the first time Razer has ever collaborated with a carrier.
According to the press release, “Together they will focus on co-branding to reach out to the gaming community and youth audience, mobile devices and tariff plans specifically designed for the gaming community, as well as the distribution of Razer’s virtual currency, zGold. Razer will distribute their award-winning gaming products, leveraging on 3’s leading mobile data networks, for the gamers to enjoy a spectacular experience.”
This has led to speculation that Razer could be planning on making a smartphone of their own. Razer’s CEO Min-Liang Tan has since responded to the speculation by saying, “I’ve been reading a lot of speculation about a Razer phone (especially after the announcement of our partnership with Three) – and while I’m not going to confirm or deny it – what I can say that our focus is always on designing and/or engineering the best possible products for gamers and whatever we announce – it’ll be ready when it’s ready.”
That being said, Razer entering the smartphone market shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Earlier this year the company acquired smartphone maker Nextbit, so clearly there are plans, but exactly what this will result in is anyone’s guess and we’ll just have to wait and see.
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