Wearable computing may not exactly be in, but it is readily termed as the next big frontier of technology. And with Microsoft going all in with a devices and services concept, this particular area of the market is part of the company’s future.
We have not heard any concrete plans from the technology giant in this regards, save for confirmation form a couple of executives that the company is looking into this exciting field.
Oh, and plenty of rumors that Redmond is currently testing smartwatches and eyewear prototypes.
But according to Jim McGregor, the founder and principal analyst with Tirias Research, Microsoft has all the reasons in the world to explore this particular field:
“Microsoft has just as much potential as everyone else, but no one knows exactly how the market, devices and services will develop or when.
If history is any indication, it will take two to three generations, or approximately five years, after the first products introduced before the technology becomes appealing to the mass market.”
The most unyielding hearsay on this matter is that the company may launch its wearable products sometimes next year — provided the devices get the green light, of course.
And as you would expect, Microsoft has not commented on any of these rumors about what exactly is in development right now, and what kind of a seamless experience these devices will bring to the table in conjunction with its current products like Windows, Windows Phone, Surface and Xbox.