Microsoft to launch consumer-ready Hololens v3 in 2019

20 February 2017
Microsoft is so fast-paced that it prefers to jump a generation in order to provide finalised customer-ready device.

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  • Blunder

Anonymous, 21 Feb 2017Do you even read? I wrote surface table, this one: https://... moreDude, you still don't get it. HoloLens is a CONSUMER product, and as mentioned already, its bought by almost all IT companies, car manufacturers, it is a amazing product with endless opportunities . MS Manufactured around 10k of them, and sold them all , and had it restocked. The same can be said about the Surface Studio.

Please, stop comparing iPads to Surface tablets... The Surface share is increasing because it does everything, yes they are quite expensive, but people buy them , and will continue to buy them like crazy. Both the Pro 4 and the Book. You keep bashing MS, but unlike Apple, they are really innovating, cloud business, hardware, software, you name it. So all of your assumptions are based solely on your own preferences.

Point is, HoloLens is quite successful, and will continue to be. The same can be said about the Surface line ( forget the damn table )

  • Blunder

Anonymous, 21 Feb 2017Do you even read? I wrote surface table, this one: https://... moreDude, you still don't get it. HoloLens is a CONSUMER product, and as mentioned already, its bought by almost all IT companies, car manufacturers, it is a amazing product with endless opportunities . MS Manufactured around 10k of them, and sold them all , and had it restocked. The same can be said about the Surface Studio.

Please, stop comparing iPads to Surface tablets... The Surface share is increasing because it does everything, yes they are quite expensive, but people buy them , and will continue to buy them like crazy. Both the Pro 4 and the Book. You keep bashing MS, but unlike Apple, they are really innovating, cloud business, hardware, software, you name it. So all of your assumptions are based solely on your own preferences.

Point is, HoloLens is quite successful, and will continue to be. The same can be said about the Surface line ( forget the damn table )

  • Anonymous

Julliard, 21 Feb 2017Pokemon Go is an AR game. Its simply works. Dont keep sayin... morePokemon Go is one of the best examples what a terrible gimmick AR is, in fact. Nobody plays Pokemon Go anymore, the novelty lasted what? 2 months? At the most, I was one of the first to predict it will fail hard (and the comments I was getting back were equally negative, turns out they were wrong, I was right; same with AR in general, it's a turrible idea).

Anonymous, 21 Feb 2017You are the one probably living under a rock. Microsoft sur... morePokemon Go is an AR game. Its simply works. Dont keep saying it doesnt work. It will eventually works. Effort is all it takes.

  • Anonymous

Haggis, 21 Feb 2017WOW, one of the most unqualified comments ever, but i'm not... moreYou are the one probably living under a rock. Microsoft surface didn't have 1/10th of the success/sales that early iPad had. In fact it even killed some more laptop sales, so on balance it was nothing special (again it solves no important problem that an ultra book doesn't do it better).

Also I was talking about surface table (a literal table) that was announced 10 years ago, that product literally had no impact.

You still failed to show how/why people are going to start using effing glasses while walking in their homes or in public. AR doesn't work, once again Microsoft is betting the wrong pony and they will lose.

  • Anonymous

Blunder, 21 Feb 2017Do you even have any idea what you are talking about ? For ... moreDo you even read? I wrote surface table, this one: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/Surface_table.JPG

The rest of the surface line is not exactly a resounding success. It only grows because it is so small, ipads are killing them even as they lose sales. Microsoft doesn't get it.

I obviously know the differenCE between VR and AR (again don't you read?). I just wrote that AR will fail and VR will now (in the long term).

All studies show the same thing, AR is useless for most people. It will be useful for niche uses which is *exactly* what makes a product bad for wide adoption.

A bit of how Segway failed yet you can see it around being used by certain security officers. AR is clearly in that category yet some people are so blind from fanboyism that can't see it.

Better laugh at your strange ideas, AR literally has no better use than a phone, basically why smart watches failed. Nobody wants a product that solves no problem, and maybe creates more. Microsoft doesn't get it, they lack taste, they always did...

  • AnonD-100398

$3000 in the name of future .what a joke its loke saying we are going be in 2019 in 2017 ..LOL

  • Haggis

Anonymous, 20 Feb 2017It will fail like the rest of similar Microsoft products (s... moreWOW, one of the most unqualified comments ever, but i'm not wondering as this is gsmarena. Do you live under a rock? Did you take notice the market response to the whole Surface products in recent years? And this is MR not AR FFS! And there are great expectations regarding MR (just google MagicLeap), that a consumer-ready Hololens would open up an additional new market for Microsoft. Of course they need a functioning product at the end with not too many delays, as there is already some backlash against Magic Leap. But Microsoft has much more resources to pull that out.

  • AnonD-625786

My body is ready!

  • Blunder

Anonymous, 20 Feb 2017It will fail like the rest of similar Microsoft products (s... moreDo you even have any idea what you are talking about ? For curiosity, how has the Surface Line failed ?

The Surface Studio is already out of stock , not even MS were expecting to sell them THAT fast.

Tablet sales are going down, Surface sales are up and the new models are just around the corner.

Do you even know the difference between AR and VR , or are you just bashing a company like based on your own preferences ?

I can confirm , that the HoloLens is quite a successful product, and it will continue to be. Every big industry player bought one, all car manufacturers bought one, medical research, you name it. The product has no match (yet).

The only department where MS failed, was Windows Phone, which if they somehow build a Windows Mobile Platform that can run executables ...well

Anonymous, 20 Feb 20172019? Seriously? Why not 2029 or 2039? Too slow MS, too slo... moreToo slow? It just two years from now. Microsoft decided not to launch a new version this year because it will be just a polished version of the old ones. Skipping this year and next year they could baked a really well made AR headset by 2019.

It increase the budget for what they could made by 2019 instead of uselessly wasting money to launch a 2017 and 2018 Hololens. It will be lighter, smaller, efficient and the mass production of 80 million headset will set the cost to be super low. It is expensive now because they are only making a few thousand of it.

  • AnonD-344403

AnonD-643613, 20 Feb 2017Wow! The comment section is always a such good laugh! Peopl... moreYou are absolutely right in all of your comments. I wish I could tell you more but I can't but where this is going is going to be humongous! Most people in the comments have no idea what's being done, don't understand the difference between AR and MR and most likely have third hand information. I liken this to the first iPhone, in a few years it'll blow you away!

  • AnonD-643613

Wow! The comment section is always a such good laugh! People don't even use google search anymore? AR and VR are not the same! :) "AR will fail"?! Seriously? Well, just ask Thyssenkrupp...or maybe Japan Airlines...or...lets see... NASA? At least these 3 will be familiar to someone... As for the consumer, gaming seems natural and other uses will follow. The main concern will be the price of the thing.

  • Anonymous

Ghostwolf, 20 Feb 2017Too far out MS. You need to have it to market no later tha... moreThis is AR, nothing like VR.

The problem with VR was (and still is) that the hardware was not there, a technological wall of sorts. The problem with AR is that the uses are not there.

Most independent studies have found that always on displays in front of a person's eyes (basically what AR is) is an unwelcome distraction.

People prefer either to be immersed completely in alternative universes (through movies, books, games) or not at all. AR's kind of half-measure never worked, never will.

  • Anonymous

It will fail like the rest of similar Microsoft products (surface table, kinect). Microsoft doesn't get it, it has one of the best research teams and one of the worst tastes in industry. They can make a perfect product that really suits nobody and hardly solves any important problem.

Microsoft doesn't get it, Steve Jobs was right over 30 years ago "Microsoft has no taste". I mean I don't even like Apple, but it was painfully obvious since then.

Beautiful products ... about nothing. If it was not for their monopoly on enterprise software Microsoft would be nowhere to be found. They played their cards right early in the computer revolution and since then they are reaping the very same benefits.

I'm glad for their research time as it often does valuable work with far reaching effects but their products were always ... meeeh.

BTW VR is the future, AR is a gimmick with only niche uses (car HUDs is one). In most uses it's distracting in a way that a non-always on display (say, a phone) isn't.

  • Nick

80 million to be sold within 2020??????? Hahahahahaha........... I'll never buy............ try selling Sir.

  • Anonymous

half baked product + insane price tag = fail . keep on dreaming ms

  • Anonymous

2019? Seriously? Why not 2029 or 2039? Too slow MS, too slow. Hope someone launches way earlier.

  • AnonD-610799

Shrink the size, drastically lower the price point.

The technology is really cool, but it'd need to be as obtrusive as google glass to actually catch on. I'd love to see what could be possible with this. Even something like pulling a hologram calculator out of the air would be nice.

As a full-time glasses wearer, If I could get something that's just a bit bigger than my current perscription glasses (if it had integration, that'd be nice) I wouldn't mind wearing it.

  • AJ_74

LMFAO!!!

80 million sold by 2020...

ROFL!!!!!