What you need to know
- Microsoft sent out invites for a press event at Mobile World Congress.
- The event might be about the HoloLens as it's hosted by Julia White and Alex Kipman.
- The event will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 5pm CET.
Microsoft sent out invitations for a press event at Mobile World Congress next month. The event will occur on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 5pm CET. The Verge's Tom Warren tweeted out an image of the invitation, including the fact that CVP of Microsoft Azure Julia White and Technical Fellow Alex Kipman will host it.
The invitation is generally short on details about what the press event will cover, but it appears to be about the HoloLens, as pointed out by Warren. Alex Kipman has presented the HoloLens at several major conferences, so his participation in the upcoming Mobile World Congress suggests that Microsoft's HoloLens will be covered.
Kipman's vision for the future includes a world in which the HoloLens replaces screens like monitors and phones.
The HoloLens has improved dramatically over the last few years. When we went hands-on with the HoloLens at Build 2019, we noted how it "takes everything that made the original great and turns it up to 11." IT features a new carbon-fiber body, extra padding, eye tracking, and an improved field of view.
It will be interesting to see what Microsoft has in store for the HoloLens and what else they'll discuss at Mobile World Congress.
HoloLens, but better
HoloLens 2 takes everything that made the original great and turns it up to 11. With a new carbon-fiber body, extra padding, eye tracking, and a wider field of view, the headset should have no problem finding success among developers and firstline workers.
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