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Mar 6th
2013

Kinect Tech To Spread To More Microsoft Devices

Tech To M0ve Beyond Home Consoles

Microsoft plans to expand Kinect technology beyond home consoles and across a range of computing and entertainment devices, a company executive has suggested.

Craig Mundie, senior advisor to Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, has told The Verge that they want to build next-gen Kinect technology “as cheap as possible and physically as small as possible”.

“My dream is to get a Kinect into the bezel of something like [a Surface tablet],” he added. “It’s not going to happen tomorrow, but we can see a path towards that sort of thing.”

A Verge journalist claims to have spotted new custom models of the Kinect sensor on several devices.

The report reads: “Microsoft has integrated its Kinect sensor in a range of screens at its envisioning center. The sensors appear to be thinner and smaller than existing ones, but a company spokesperson refused to say whether we were looking at Kinect 2 or not.”

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