Microsoft HoloLens Release Date, News, and Price: Microsoft CEO Doesn't Want to Overhype the Upcoming 'HoloLens', Price for the Headgear Pegged to be Somewhere Around $900

By Steff Lyn Smetham On July 31, 2015

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Microsoft HoloLens Release Date

I hope y'all enjoying the latest 'Windows 10 OS' but I know that some of you are thinking, "where's the HoloLens? I thought that Windows teams said it'll be released alongside Windows 10?". I thought so too, however it seems like Microsoft would like to keep 'HoloLens' as a bit of a mystery for now. But here's some information for the upcoming 'HoloLens' for you. 

Here's the latest on 'Microsoft HoloLens' release date, news and specs.

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Microsoft is not that stingy when it comes to sharing or talking about the upcoming 'Microsoft HoloLens' it seems like the device is ready and the only thing that's keeping it from its release date are the apps.

Recently 'Microsoft HoloLens' has been coordinating with Xbox for the building of games for the upcoming 'Microsoft HoloLens', it just makes sense; what is the use of a nifty gadget if there's no practicalities tied to it.

Microsoft hadn't revealed the release date for 'Microsoft HoloLens' just yet, but the Windows 10 team is pretty confident that it'll be released alongside the upcoming Windows 10 back in June 29th, but we know that didn't happen. However there's still a lot of people who believe that it'll be released this coming October.

The great thing about the upcoming 'Microsoft HoloLens' is the fact that the head gear is wireless and the fact that it can combine the virtual and the real world that's why people who are anticipating this head gear prefers to call it a 'augmented reality' device. In Microsoft' official site, they said:

"Microsoft HoloLens is the first holographic computer running Windows 10. It is completely untethered --- no wires, phones, or connection to a PC needed. Microsoft HoloLens allows you to pin holograms in your physical environment and provides a new way to see your world. It features see-through, holographic, high-definition lenses and spatial sound so you can see and hear holograms in the world around you. Complete with advanced sensors and a new Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) that understands the world around you, Microsoft HoloLens is able to run without any wires while processing terabytes of data from the sensors in real-time."

Inside the HoloLens are 3 processors; the HPU (Holographic Processing Unit) is the most notable of them since it is the one who is in-charge of the holograms in the head gear and the world's first holographic processing unit.

When it comes to the price of 'HoloLens', at first we thought it'll be less than $500 however an 'unknown' Microsoft executive told 'The New York Times' that HoloLens will actually cost 'significantly more' than Xbox One. When he/she said significantly, I hope he/she meant that it's less than $1000.

Despite the hype, Microsoft is trying to downplay the 'HoloLens' in fear of the upcoming HoloLens to be the next Google Glass. According to Satya Nadella (Microsoft CEO), "I don't want to overhype it like Google Glass and say this is the next big thing. I want us to be deliberate about what it is."

Nadella added that when Microsoft bought Minecraft, they have the HoloLens in mind; hence, the HoloStudio where you can build 3D objects and print them-if you have a 3D printer.

Satya Nadella added, "Let's have a game that, in fact, will fundamentally help us change new categories. HoloLens was very much in the works then, and we knew it."

 

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