Wearable devices are the hot new trend in the market these days and if you’re living in Canada and out in the market for a wearable device you might want to start saving up some serious money. Even though the Google Glass falls in the wearable device category don’t expect it to be priced like other wearable devices, such as smartwatches. This $1,500 contraption has only been available in the U.S. and UK up till now but now it looks like the release in Canada has been penciled in for the near future.
Since Google Glass is not carrier by retailers and the company itself doesn’t have stores that just sell this device all sales will be made through the Play Store. The Explorer Edition unit costs $1,500 in the U.S. and there probably won’t be much of a difference in price when it finally becomes available in Canada.
Brian Buquoi is a Google Glass explorer and he noticed a couple of clues which hint at a possible Google Glass release in Canada. The XE21 firmware for Glass contains an image titled regulatory_info_canada.png coupled with a license number from Industry Canada. He also received a replacement Glass unit earlier this week with a card and mentioned that Glass has been approved by regulators for use in the north.
The actual release date is not known at this point in time so we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed for that. This would be the third market in which Google is expanding its wearable device after U.S. and the UK.
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