2016 - HTC Vive Pre And Vive
Valve and HTC had maintained for most of 2015 that the Vive would ship that year. In December, HTC announced it would be delaying the Vive release until 2016 due to a "breakthrough" that had just been made with the hardware. At CES 2016, HTC revealed the Vive Pre with much more refined construction and a whole new "Chaperone" system that activates the front facing camera on the headset.
HTC also introduced "Mura correction," which helps correct the image warping on the outer edges of the screen. The Vive Pre is a pre-production developer kit that is very close to the final hardware. The consumer edition, which starts shipping on April 5, 2016, features a slightly improved head strap and stickier grips on the bottoms of the wand controllers. The HTC Vive will also interface with your cell phone via Bluetooth, so you will be able to accept calls and texts without taking the headset off.