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Google to open stores just to sell Google Glass?

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Google to open stores just to sell Google Glass?
Speculation is growing that Google will be opening a number of retail stores with just one product inside to sell, Google Glass. The stores will not only sell the device, but also customize them for each buyer, which has to be done to assure that each Glass user gets the proper experience while wearing the device. At the same time, experts in the store will teach users how to set-up and use Google Glass.

Google recently hired 40 advisers to help teach the developers who purchased the Explorer version of Glass, how to use the device they paid $1,500 a pop for. Those purchases were made during last year's Google I/O developer conference. Another 8,000 Google Glass wearers who won the specs in the #IfIHadGlass contest, will also potentially need help to figure out how to use them properly.

The developers who bought Google Glass go through an experience when they pick up their purchase, similar to what it might feel like if Google does open retail Google Glass stores. The Glass owners are walked through the set-up and customization of the hardware, and are taught how to use the product. Eventually, it is hoped that these developers add to the Google Glass experience by developing apps for the product. Some apps, including one that uploads video to a YouTube channel, are already available for the device.

Until the word comes from Mountain View, we must recommend that you reach into the ol' spice rack for a bit of Morton's salt. There is still a chance that this will be part of a larger Google retail operation that will include Nexus branded phones and tablets. On the other hand, considering that each Google Glass sale will require a lot of attention from store employees, perhaps having a store that sells only Google Glass is a good idea after all.

source: BusinessInsider

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