Monday, March 4, 2013

Google Glass arrives later in 2013 for $1500

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C|Net

Link to article:
Confirmed:  Google Glass Arrives in 2013, and Under $1500

Google Glass is the device that all first adopters will want for the holidays in 2013, and Google has just moved the project up a year and made that possible.  For a price of under $1500, techies can wear the funky eyeglass-rim device that allows the wearer to shoot video and stills with voice control, send messages and use bluetooth pairing to stay online via his cellular connection.  That is just the beginning, and the plan is to make the portable device an eventual replacement for anything you can now do via smartphone.

Excerpt: "Regular people will be able to purchase Google Glass eyewear by the end of 2013 for less than $1,500, sources have confirmed to CNET.

Google originally targeted 2014 for a consumer release when it revealed Project Glass last year, but the time frame has seemingly sped up in recent months, what with developer hackathons in San Francisco and New York and this week's announcement that people looking to put Glass to creative use could go through an application process to preorder the augmented reality specs for $1,500.

The company also launched a new site promoting Glass that featured the below video of the new wearable tech in action.

The advancement of Google Glass also seems to coincide with recent rumors that the company is planning to open retail stores, presumably where consumers could get more familiar with products like Glass, and comfortable with the idea of wearing the funky rims on their face.

CNET has also been able to confirm that Glass will be able to connect via Bluetooth to both Android phones and the iPhone. Glass can pull down data from wifi or use the 3G or 4G feed from a connected phone, but it won't have its own cellular radio."

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