Microsoft HoloLens coming to 6 new markets this November with pre-orders now live

For those outside the United States, it's been a long and hard wait if you've been interested in buying a HoloLens. Back in March, Microsoft began shipping HoloLens development kits exclusively in the US and Canada, leaving nearly everyone else out in the cold, until today that is. Microsoft has announced in a new blog post that HoloLens will be coming to 6 new countries this November, and pre-orders for those countries are now live.

Now that HoloLens is rolling out in more countries, developers all across the world can start developing apps for the holographic platform. This HoloLens rollout will see the product arrive in the following countries:

  • Australia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom

Microsoft said in an official blog post:

"Since the launch of Microsoft HoloLens, we have seen really passionate developers and world-class companies develop groundbreaking computing experiences — experiences only possible on HoloLens" said Alex Kipman, technical fellow, Microsoft Windows and Devices Group."When we set out to pioneer the mixed-reality category, we knew that many of the best innovations would be discovered when others got their hands on the technology. It has been quite inspiring to see what our partners have built and what individual developers have created. Together, we have only scratched the surface for what mixed reality can do. I can't wait to see what happens next as we welcome these new countries to our holographic landscape."

HoloLens will be available in these new markets starting late November, with pre-orders going live today. Pre-orders are taking place exclusively through the Microsoft Store too. It's super exciting to see HoloLens arrive in more countries, as it means holographic computing is now more readily available worldwide. We can't wait to see what new developers come up with.

Pre-order at Microsoft Store

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