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May 02, 2015

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baron 99

Awesome stories. But one thing is for sure: Microsoft Hololens will never become anything because NO ONE WANTS A WINDOWS PHONE.

Crun Kykd

It's not obvious to many just yet. But AR/VR will be the next important medium for communication. And like each time before, when a new medium becomes established a whole new content type emerges with whole new large businesses formed, usually not by any earlier companies.

fakron100xt

@baron 99
Where is Microsoft HoloLens is mentioned in this post? 😃

John Phamlore

@Tomi,

Finally you mentioned Google Glass.

I gave you all the information you needed that would have allowed you to be the prophet of Google Glass and general consumer launch, or lack thereof. I, who have no inside knowledge whatsoever, gave you a model that would let you predict exactly what happened. And what a scoop you would have had on the entire industry.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2014/12/01/intel-to-replace-ti-in-the-new-version-of-google-glass/

"Intel will replace Texas Instruments in the new version of Google Glass, according to a Wall Street Journal source."

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/195095-a-new-version-of-google-glass-is-coming-in-2015-with-an-intel-x86-chip-inside

"Currently, the Explorer Edition of Google Glass (which is available to public as of May 2014) costs around $1,500 — which is a pretty steep price to pay for a device with limited battery life and an ancient TI OMAP 4430 SoC ...

but given how the current OMAP 4430 SoC is a power-hungry 45nm part ..."

I told you time and time again because it was abandoned by TI this was the SoC of death. I was 100% right, yet again.

baron99

I didn't post the first response. It's our fake baron99. At least he is useful reminding people that

NO ONE WANTS A WINDOWS PHONE!

....some interesting desperation by the microsoft astroturfers and their unethical behavior

Catriona

@John, I doubt that Google Glass has much of a future outside industrial or medical contexts. Glasses are EXTREMELY personal. What works on one person's face looks horrible on someone else's. In theory the idea is tempting. Half of us require corrective eyewear of some sort, and so there is a natural audience. However, Google completely muffed the original launch so badly I think they need a complete rebrand to make another attempt at it.

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