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It’s Official: Google Glass Is Here! (Forbes)
While Apple iWatch rumors continue to slog their way through the blog-o-sphere, Google has upped the ante. Google’s Glass is not a rumor, it’s real. In addition (according to Google) you can get one by the end of 2013 by entering and winning a special contest.
At least, Google calls it a contest. There are some unique rules. First, you have to pay $1,500 for your Glass, if you win. Also, you have to travel to New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles to pick your prize up. (UPS is not available.)
If that isn’t enough, you have to come up with a really creative idea about how you will use your Glass. If you need help coming up with ideas, Google has released a video entitled How it Feels [through Glass] that provides a behind-the-lens view of the Glass experience.
Google hasn’t specified how many “winners” there will be – supposedly, that will depend on the number of “really creative ideas.”
CNET reported that Glass will be able to connect via Bluetooth to both Android phones and the iPhone, while pulling data from Wi-Fi and using the 3G/4G feeds from the connected phone. Glass will not have its own cellular radio.
Huawei working on Google Glass style eyewear (Trusted Reviews)