Published on March 6th, 2013 | by Joe Martin0
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.”