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Kinect For PCs Early Next Year, Microsoft Eyeing Business Apps

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    Last Updated: October 31, 2011


    An anonymous reader writes “Microsoft has announced that its Kinect motion-control system will be available for PCs in early 2012, and that they’re planning to take it into the business world as well. ‘Microsoft plans to launch a commercial program for the peripheral early next year, giving businesses the tools to develop customized applications for their companies and industries. The pilot program already includes such familiar names as Toyota, book publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and design firm Razorfish. All totaled, over 200 “marquis brand” companies in 25 countries have signed up for the program… And while the majority of those companies have opted to keep their names hidden for now for competitive reasons, Microsoft is working with them to get the applications up and running, so they can debut as soon as possible. Just don’t expect the Redmond-based company to do any first party apps for this program.'”

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