November 1, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. today announced at Future Decoded in London that Microsoft HoloLens, the company’s self-contained holographic computer running Windows 10, is expanding availability to 29 new markets in Europe — Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
“At Microsoft we are on a mission to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more,” said Lorraine Bardeen, General Manager of Microsoft HoloLens and Windows experiences. “Mixed reality has the potential to help customers and businesses across the globe do things that, until now, have never been possible. Mixed reality experiences will help businesses and their employees complete crucial tasks faster, safer, more efficiently, and create new ways to connect to customers and partners.”
The company continues to invest in technologies that are enabling the broader ecosystem to create for mixed reality worldwide. Previously, HoloLens was available in 10 markets, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States (including Puerto Rico). With this expansion HoloLens will be available in 39 countries, nearly tripling market availability.
Microsoft first announced HoloLens in January 2015 and shipped to developers and commercial partners in the United States and Canada on March 31, 2016.
More information about HoloLens availability in each market can be found at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/hololens/faq#FAQMa
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