Analyst thinks Microsoft will launch its web-glasses in 2014

Analyst thinks Microsoft will launch its web-glasses in 2014
First off, we'd like to apologize because our Photoshop skills are not up to par, and as far as we can tell, Steve Ballmer is the one person who hasn't had a pair of Google Glass shopped onto his face yet. Still, the story remains that an analyst has said that he believes Microsoft will launch its own web-enabled glasses as soon as next year.

If you remember, we heard about the Microsoft glasses via a patent filed by the company last year. At the time, Microsoft's glasses were nothing more than web-enabled specs that were meant to be worn at live events in order to get some augmented reality information piped to your eye holes. We were hesitant at the time to call such a limited-use device a "competitor" to Google Glass.

Analyst Brian White hasn't made any guesses as to the functionality of Microsoft's device, but we would home the ideas have expanded since that patent. The only guess Brian was willing to make was that Microsoft would release the device in the first half of 2014. 

Brian went on to make the wild claim that we have never heard anywhere else before, especially not with all of the stories about smart watches and Google Glass going around, that Glass is going to kickstart something of a revolution in wearable technology. Way to go out on a limb there, Brian. 

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21 Comments

1. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Microsoft certainly do have the technology and money to easily do this, I think everyone will carefully watch how the Google Glass works out, and if its a positive result, they'll jump on board.

2. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

agree

13. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

If there ever was a real-life definition of putting the horse before the cart, it would be the action of The 5 Point Cafe in Seattle which has banned Google Glass, and now they can add Microsoft (Windows) Glass to the list!

10. Mobilephile

Posts: 171; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

not a matter of IF but When. Wearables will be a part of the our future

12. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Yeah, even though I don't like this whole Internet/Glasses thing, its certainly going to be in the future, but I wonder how successful it will be. I won't buy it, i'm leaning to the whole Watch thing, but its all preference and opinion. ;)

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And they will follow sue google glass as well.

3. Liila

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Microsoft is a Patenttroll Yet copying the example Google, without shame...

5. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Good guy Google, all the companies are going to copy google glasses and google will be the only company not sueing each other over things like shape of the frame and software.

6. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Who says Google own the patents for Google Glass? This sought of technology has been used by the military and private technology firms for years now.

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

And yet after years of development the Google glasses is still not ready. So i don think its the same thing. Anyway we shall see.

4. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Nice word man. LOL

7. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Time for monkey dancing on stage in 2014 ... M$ will have to come up with something spl for glasses to stay in place while monkey dancing ...

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I hope Ballmer never wears Glass. I hate to think of breaking a 1500 dollar piece of technology as I PUNCH HIM IN THAT GODDAMN FACE OF HIS.

14. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

you wouldnt get close to him to do that, besides he probably would take you down first considering the standard of people on here all words no action

17. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Don't worry if he misses ile make sure he gets oneā„¢

19. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You don't get it. You haven't been around enough to. It's a continuation of a running joke, beginning when I noted one time that Ballmer's face induces the desire in me to punch him in the face. It's continued on from there. I mean, do you really think I'm planning to punch him in the face?

11. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

glasses are uncomfortable this wont fly

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Analysts always have their imagination.

18. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Looks like the glass crowd is going to get much more busy and certainly have a great deal of interest with consumers. If they can really make it light and easy to use, not to mention great looking, it will be a tech that is here to stay and not be annoying like 3D.

20. SpectatorS

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

y'know what? Voldemort.

21. SpectatorS

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

y'know what? Voldemort.

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