Today, I am excited to welcome another country to join us on our holographic journey. It is my pleasure to welcome Japan to the HoloLens family!
Last month we marked an important milestone for Microsoft HoloLens when we announced HoloLens Development Edition and Microsoft HoloLens Commercial Suite availability in Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Pre-orders start on December 2nd – exclusively from the Microsoft Store in Japan and HoloLens will begin to ship in early 2017.
We continue to be inspired by the work developers and customers are doing with HoloLens across the globe. Japan is no different. One of the companies already innovating with HoloLens is Japan Airlines. By using HoloLens, Japan Airlines has developed two proof-of-concept programs to provide supplemental training for engine mechanics, and for flight crew trainees who want to be promoted to co-pilot status. We are very excited to have them on this holographic journey with us.
It has been inspiring to see what has been created by our commercial partners and the team remains in awe of the way developers are using HoloLens. We can’t wait to see what everyone in Japan creates when they get their hands on HoloLens. If you ever have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @akipman. I’m excited to build this future together with you!