In the up and coming world of VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality), one of the most interesting products is Microsoft’s HoloLens, Microsoft’s AR headset designed to utilize Windows Holographic platform in Windows 10.
When Microsoft was initially launched the HoloLens early last year, the HoloLens was only available to developers and enterprises in the US and Canada, however, according to a recent announcement, Microsoft will now invite developers and enterprises from Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to order the HoloLens as well.
Currently, Microsoft’s HoloLens and the Windows Holographic platform is one of the most promising AR platforms on the market. Microsoft boasts over 80 exclusive AR applications in the Windows store and a host of large enterprises such as Volvo, Autodesk, NASA, Airbus, Audi, etc. are actively utilizing the HoloLens platform in their businesses.
The Microsoft HoloLens is currently available for US and Canada, and pre-orders are now available for Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The HoloLens is currently priced at $3,000 for the Development Edition and $5,000 for the Commercial Suite which features everything from the Development Suite in addition to enterprise features and a warranty.
Those interested can order (or pre-order) the Microsoft HoloLens here. Orders from the United States and Canada will ship immediately while shipments to Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom will begin late November.
In order for other countries outside the specie ones mentioned in the article (specifically Finland) to have the Hololens shipped to them, must they first have a “developer” or “Partnership” with Microsoft? Why is it that only those specific countries have easy access to this product and others do not?