Many would be assuming that Microsoft Corporation might be working on launching their HoloLens as fast as possible as virtual reality is growing more popular each day, and more companies are diving in. If you were hoping to see the HoloLens in the market soon, prepare to be disappointed.
HoloLens will arrive, when its ready
At a TED conference in Vancouver, the HoloLens’ creator Alex Kipman told that Microsoft Corporation would be taking its time with the gadget, because they do not want to repeat the same mistake they did while launching Kinect. Sadly, this means, it cannot be predicted when the Headset will be available.
“When I feel the world is ready, then we will allow normal people to buy it. It could be as soon as we say ‘yes,’ and it could be as long as a ‘very long time,” Kipman noted.
For Microsoft, Kinect’s launch wasn’t as successful as it hoped for due to the lack of software support and technology, said Kipman. With the HoloLens, Microsoft will have a bigger ecosystem available to the users, so that when they buy it, they have plenty of things to do with it.
“If a consumer bought it today, they would have 12 things to do with it, and they would say ‘Cool, I bought a $3,000 product that I can do 12 things with and now it is collecting dust,” he said. That’s not a bad idea, but users will have to be patient and wait for the HoloLens.
Microsoft Continuum puzzle – HP solves it
Announced at MWC, HP’s new six-inch Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile phablet is focused squarely at business users, not consumers. It means being able to run Windows Store/Windows Universal apps isn’t enough.
Microsoft Corporation ’s Windows Phone Continuum technology, which allows users to connect large screens, mice and keyboards to their phones, is limited as it only allows users to run Universal Windows Platform applications. To address the issue, HP is bringing its HP Workspace technology that will allow users to remotely run legacy/line-of-business .NET and Win32 apps, too.
HP Workspace is a client-side app that will allow administrators to handle a catalog of virtualized legacy apps for their own users based on their Active Directory profiles. Users can access company-approved legacy apps when their Elite x3 phones are connected to the Desk Dock or Mobile Extenders, which are the components that enable users to use large-screen monitors.
The HP Elite x3 may hit the markets later this summer. Pricing of the phone, extender, dock, and other accessories will be revealed later, HP officials said.