Google Glass not yet on the market, despite speculation

After Google gave the public one day earlier this month to buy its pricey smart glasses, alert bloggers and others noticed Thursday that the company’s website seemed to be quietly offering the device for sale again.

But no. The Mountain View company quickly squashed any idea that it was letting the public buy the $1,500 Google Glass without time restrictions.

The link where the device was available was merely created for people “who were still in the pipeline from last week’s sale,” Google said in a statement to this newspaper. “We’re shutting it down shortly. As always, we will continue to experiment with ways to expand the Explorer program in the weeks and months ahead.”

The Associated Press photo shows Google co-founder Sergey Brin wearing Google Glass.

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