Google to start sales of Glass device next week

|By:, SA News Editor

Google (GOOG) plans to start taking online orders for a limited number of its Google Glass devices starting on Tuesday next week.

Until now, the $1,500 product has only been available to a select group of users such as apps developers in the company's Glass Explorer program.

Google characterized the sales launch as the biggest expansion of its Explorer scheme so far. "We'll be allowing anyone in the U.S. to become an Explorer by purchasing Glass," Google said.