DoCoMo to showcase Google Glass competitor at CEATEC 2013

Intelligent Glass

These days everyone and their mama are talking about Google Glass and other wearable gadgets. And yes, we expect to see many similar products unveiled in the near future. We know that Vuzix is working on something like this and so do Epson.

And now NTT DoCoMo is joining the action, as reported by GforGames. Japan’s leading mobile operator will showcase its “Intelligent Glass” at CEATEC 2013, which is a local equivalent of CES.

The carrier’s press release (in Japanese) says that its “glasses-type wearable device” will incorporate some fancy features like face recognition and character recognition / translation. In addition, it will boast two types of interfaces: “Anything” and “Spatial.” We’re not sure what each of these does but it has something to do with augmented reality and virtual keyboards.

If there’s one market that can “handle” wearable devices like Google Glass that would be Japan. Local carriers are known to heavily subsidize handsets and they could easily end-up offering a product like “Intelligent Glass” for next to nothing to anyone willing to put his/her signature on a new two-year contract. Plus, let’s not forget the ever tech-savvy Japanese who are more often than not willing to experiment with the latest technologies.

We’ll be on the lookout for additional details and get back to you as soon as we have something cool to add to the story. Stay tuned in the meantime…

  • PeterSteinbeck

    We need more of these smart glasses so that the prices could come down…

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