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AT&T to sell Magic Leap's augmented reality gadget in U.S.

The Magic Leap One headset.                  Screenshot by Scott Stein  CNET The Magic Leap One headset. Screenshot by Scott Stein CNET
Katie Ramirez | 12 July, 2018, 20:56

AT&T on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership with mixed reality start-up Magic Leap.

The company has, however, confirmed a partnership with United States communications company AT&T which includes investment capital and an 'exclusive USA consumer relationship.' That relationship, the companies have explained, will see AT&T as the 'exclusive wireless distributor of Magic Leap products for consumers in the U.S., ' though it's not yet clear whether that will preclude the sale of the devices in more general outlets such as consumer electronics and games shops. The product, Magic Leap One, is scheduled to ship later this year to designers and developers.

After four years in the making, Magic Leap is now awfully close to launching its hyped mixed reality headset.

Eye tracking and head tracking are both included, as well.

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AT&T said that once available to consumers, its customers will be among the first to experience it at select AT&T stores in Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles before rolling out to additional markets. The "Lightwear" glasses have a unique look that stands out from other virtual reality headsets. The other six cores will be used for various other functions.

In addition, Magic Leap confirmed some details about its system, including that it uses an NVIDIA CPU/GPU module.

"We're designing and offering the future of entertainment and connectivity, and this exclusive arrangement-in combination with our 5G leadership position-will open up new opportunities and experiences", John Donovan, CEO of AT&T's wireless side, said in a statement. We've combined our Digital Lightfield technology with environment mapping, precision tracking and soundfield audio to produce awesome experiences that feel natural.

The Lightpack, the firm explains, is the "engine" behind the spatial computing platform, with high-powered processing and graphics in a small, portable design.

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