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Google Glass available in UAE - officially
The device is retailing at Virgin for Dh10,000.
Device currently being offered in classified ads for Dh6,000.

Google Glass has silently made its official entry into the UAE. Electronics retailer Virgin Megastore has become the first in the country to officially sell Google Glass - priced at Dh9,999.

The Explorer Edition 2.0 has been on the shelves for more than a month according to staff at Virgin.

However, the much fancied Glass does not have many takers… yet.

“It has only sold three to four units so far,” a staffer at the store said.

“We get a lot of interest as everyone who enters the store wants to have a look at it. That’s why we have placed right in front at the entrance,” he said.

Google Glass was being sold for Dh45,000 when it first arrived in the UAE
Prices have since dropped significantly and the device is currently available in classified ads for as low as Dh6,000.

Google last month announced that for the first time, a designer-wear version of the Google Glass from American fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg will be available on Net–a-Porter.
The designer version is priced at $1,800 for a pair, $300 more than the official Google Glass price.

In the UAE Google Glass has some early adopters.

Dubai Police recently announced that it would soon start using Google Glass for issuing traffic fines to motorists.

Meanwhile, a new app released by Google will enable users to live-stream videos on to the web. Google released the official Livestream video sharing app through which users can broadcast ‘live’ for just $399 a month.