Microsoft is announcing today that it’s starting to take preorders for the HoloLens augmented reality (AR) headset from people in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Microsoft will begin shipping preordered units in late November, according to a statement.
Until now, they’ve only been available for order in the U.S. and Canada. Preorders began in those countries in February, and units started shipping there at the end of March.
These systems aren’t cheap — a regular model costs $3,000, and the Commercial Suite version that was announced in August runs for $5,000. The difference is the inclusion of enterprise-oriented features and a warranty.
Next year, Microsoft will add Windows Holographic support to Windows 10. In June, Microsoft said that it is working with partners like Acer, AMD, Asus, CyberPowerPC, Dell, Falcon, HP, HTC, iBuyPower, Intel, Lenovo, MSI, Northwest, and Qualcomm to make it possible for more devices to use Windows Holographic.
A blog post has more on the news.