Microsoft HoloLens developer version to ship in 2016

Posted on Friday, Aug 07 2015 @ 13:59 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Microsoft revealed a "V1" developer edition version of its HoloLens is coming "within the next year". The hologram-projecting device has been a five-year journey for Microsoft but it seems it will still take quite some time before you can buy one of these yourself.
Nevertheless, Nadella's remarks do give us our best sense yet of how and when HoloLens will leave Microsoft's labs and become a shippable product. Earlier this year, Nadella tempered expectations that HoloLens would be a major gaming product when released. He told ZDNet, "I want us to push a lot more of the enterprise usage ... In general Microsoft's approach will be always this dual-use focus, or this multi-focus. What we can uniquely do is bridge consumer to enterprise. That's in our DNA." Nadella built on those comments in this week's BBC interview, adding that "We will have developer versions of it first and then it will be more commercial use cases and it will evolve."
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Source: The Verge

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