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Google Glass Debut ; A Sale Fail May Be The Best Thing To Happen

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Google Glass Debut ; A Sale Fail May Be The Best Thing To Happen

The big day for Google Glass has arrived. In the United States, still considered the world’s biggest market for gadgets and devices, those who can afford to shell out US$ 1,500 dollars can be a Google Glass Explorer.

In what is considered as a test if Google Glass will appeal to the global customer, the tech world is closely watching how the Google Glass debut will fare and if it will be the massive hit that Google hopes for, or a titanic fail that some pundits predict.

Analysts say that those who are able to purchase the Google Glass and join the ranks of Glass Explorers will be part of a ?social experiment? that will determine if the Google Glass is indeed ready for the mass market or if it still needs some more tweaking.

In a way, those who will get their hands on a set of Google Glass will be ?guinea pigs? of sorts and will provide Google with comprehensive focus group feedback that will guide them in deciding the future of this hi-tech wearable device.

In the past several months, the Google Glass device was only available to a ?select few? via its Glass Explorer Program. The device has created quite a buzz among technophiles and has even resulted in some controversial issues involving privacy policies, motoring regulations, and even violent attacks on Google Glass Explorers.

So far, public reaction to the Glass, based on social network posts, has been mixed. People either love the Glass or hate it.

If the sale of Google Glass becomes a certified success, then Google can build on this and establish the Glass as the wearable gear to have in the months to come.

If it fails, the destiny of Google Glass might be in peril, but only for the moment, as some analysts opine.

In fact, there are some tech writers who think that a Google Glass ?fail? might even do Google more good, than a moderate success. Many believe that even after months of testing and trial with their Explorer program, Google has failed to clearly communicate to the public what exactly is the Glass made for and why the public needs it.

They add that those that were given trial Glass devices were the wrong crowd, referring to those who were already big fans of the ?concept? of Glass and did not need any conversion to the Explorer calling.

Besides, they supposedly got it for free.

For those who will shell out US$ 1,500 dollars, the demand for some sort of satisfaction will be greater. Google knows this and the feedback that they will be getting from these ?early adopters? or ? lighthouse customers? will be an invaluable tool which will serve as a guide for Google in charting the future of Google Glass.


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