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As production of HoloLens ramps up on its way to a final consumer release, Microsoft has sent out the fourth wave of invites for the Developer Edition of the exciting headset.
The company first started rolling out the invites a few months ago for the $3000 (£2043) HoloLens Developer Edition; well outside most people's budgets.
In an email, Microsoft stated:
"We are thrilled to let you know that your application for the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition has been approved.
We’ll be sending invitations to purchase in waves as devices become available. Each wave will ship over a period of two to three months (timing may vary). You are part of invitation wave 4. To see which wave we are currently serving, please consult our FAQs. If your wave is currently being served. you will soon receive your invitation to purchase via our private online store.
In the meantime, check out documentation and training that will help you build your first holographic app or optimize your existing Universal Windows app for HoloLens. Also, take a look at our forums, as our engineering learns will be around to help, connect with you, and get your feedback. Last but not least, Alex Kipman and Kudo Tsunoda, leaders of the HoloLens team, have a short message for you.
Welcome to the holographic developer community!
The Microsoft HoloLens Team"
Limiting access in this way ensures those who are serious about developing HoloLens experiences can do so whilst most consumers won't have access until the system is more developed and can offer a better experience.
You can find out more information about HoloLens here.
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