Will Microsoft Release Its Own Google Glass?


Google Glass is one of those products that’s so unlike what we’re used to dealing with that it’s really difficult to get a solid read on how it will fare. It’s undeniably interesting, but will consumers really flock to it, embracing its “always on” connection to their lives and steep price tag? As we wait to see how it will do when it finally goes up for sale to the public, Microsoft may already be making its own plans for a Google Glass competitor, one that could arrive sometime next year.

At least, that’s the theory one analyst is putting forth, who reported in a letter to investors today that he believes Microsoft is readying just such a volley. By his reasoning, wearable gadgets in general are about to start getting big, and Microsoft wouldn’t want to be left behind. Certainly, its delays in bringing Windows Phone and the Surface to market gave its competition plenty of time to amass solid followings for their own smartphones and tablets.

If this idea is on the money, Microsoft might have its own internet-connected glasses come out by mid next year.

Source: Apple Insider
Via: BGR

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Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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