After its December Magic Leap One announcement, Rony Abovitz set his eyes on mobile. #realitymagic
CEO Rony Abovitz started the week announcing its work in progress – a partnership with a big telecommunication company. The man behind Magic Leap is hoping to team up with a major telco, opening up the door to the mobile industry, later this year.
Although Magic Leap One is going to hit the market in 2018, Abovitz said that the next-gen devices will take advantage of the partnership. Those will be consumer-oriented, pricy but not over-the-top, easily accessible at carrier retail stores to try out. With a cellular connection at hand, the future headsets will be able to work outside, without added help.
Meanwhile Magic Leap One will give developers ample chance to use their imagination: “Because it’s the creator edition [of the goggles], if you want to blink twice and use your voice, we’re not stopping you.”, said Abovitz.
Magic Leap has also sought out a partnership with the NBA. The goal is to let users experience a game on seven virtual screens, from multiple angles. The CEO estimates that in “two to five years”, users will get to watch media live, in a holographic form.