Alex Kipman Teases Microsoft’s MWC Announcement

Posted on February 11, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Windows 10 with 18 Comments

A teaser video posted by Alex Kipman only confirms that Microsoft will have an announcement at MWC later this month. The assumption, of course, is that this is about the next HoloLens.

There’s not much to the video, of course. But in a tweet with the text “#MWC19 – are you excited? I know I am…”, Microsoft Technical Fellow and HoloLens co-creator Alex Kipman introduces a short promo video. It’s very similar to early Surface promo videos in that it focuses on real-world materials and not an actual product. And there’s lots of metal melting and other nonsense.

But then there’s the payoff.

Just kidding, there’s no payoff. But since Kipman posted it, everyone will assume it’s about HoloLens. Not that there’s any evidence of that in the video. Perhaps the chip seen in the video, briefly, is Microsoft’s “new AI chip,” as Brad calls it. Or maybe it’s just a Snapdragon CPU. Whatever it is, there’s not much to get excited about: We already knew that Microsoft was announcing something at MWC and that Kipman was involved.

I guess we’ll know more soon enough.

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