Gold Sponsors
Array Telepresence Logo   Human Productivity Lab Logo   Ashton Bentley Logo
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Telepresence Options Magazine

Latest Telepresence and Visual Collaboration News:
Full Article:

Microsoft Readies Answer to Google Glass

October 23, 2013 | Telepresence Options

google glass

Story and images by Lorraine Luk / WSJ

Microsoft(MSFT-1.19%)�may have missed the first boat on smartphones but it refuses to be left behind in the race to launch wearable devices.

The company�is testing prototypes�for Internet-connected eyewear similar toGoogle's (GOOG+0.37%)�Glass, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal, underscoring the company's ambitions to go head-to-head with Google, Samsung and�Apple�(AAPL-0.29%)�on devices.

Last month, Microsoft struck�a $7 billion deal to acquireNokia(NOK1V.HE+0.85%)'s cellphone business in a bid to catch up in a market dominated by Samsung and Apple. Microsoft also has launched the Surface tablet computer and�continues to test its own touch-enabled watch, people familiar with the matter have said.

Research firm Gartner expects the market for wearable smart electronics to be a $10 billion industry by 2016. Last month, Samsung unveiled�the Galaxy Gear, a digital watch that can run apps and interact with its own family of smartphones.

"Technology companies can't afford to wait," Canalys analyst Daniel Matte said. "But device vendors will face a number of tough challenges including strict power constraints which limit the number of sensors."

Continue Reading...

Add New Comment

Telepresence Options welcomes your comments! You may comment using your name and email (which will not be displayed), or you may connect with your Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or DISQUS account.