clinko writes: "Today, Microsoft announced that the new Kinect for Windows hardware and accompanying software will be available on February 1st, 2012 in 12 countries, at a suggested retail price of US $249 ($149 for edu). Microsoft has chosen a hardware-only business model for Kinect for Windows, they will not be charging for the SDK or the runtime; these will be available free to developers and end-users respectively."
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