1. renjith p george's Avatar
    Will Amazon echo will be a hit in the market ? Is it a better way to present the personal assistant?
    11-07-2014 12:14 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I doubt if Amazon Echo will be popular, since it costs $199 for ordinary consumers or $100 for Prime members. Amazon's new Echo connected speaker can listen and respond to your requests | Android Central

    Cortana is free.
    neo158 likes this.
    11-07-2014 01:25 AM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    IDK... Amazon has a growing walled garden ecosystem that many are buying into. An interesting "push" on their part as it separates the digital assistant from being part of another device. I can see a lot of people getting these as gifts from family/friends/co-workers. Great to leave on a desktop or even the kitchen counter... Put one in the kids' room instead of a standalone computer or purchasing them a smart device...

    ​There is definitely a niche for this.
    11-07-2014 05:25 AM
  4. neo158's Avatar
    I doubt if Amazon Echo will be popular, since it costs $199 for ordinary consumers or $100 for Prime members. Amazon's new Echo connected speaker can listen and respond to your requests | Android Central

    Cortana is free.
    You also need an invite just to buy Amazon Echo, Cortana doesn't need an invite to use it.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-07-2014 02:45 PM
  5. Mr. Brown's Avatar
    I think it looks way cool! I requested an invitation.
    11-07-2014 04:06 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I think it looks way cool! I requested an invitation.
    Let us know how that goes... Was there any kind of points system based on existing Amazon account? I know there are other "invitation" systems for limited issue tech, never been involved in the process and I'm curious.

    ​Thanks for any input.
    11-07-2014 04:51 PM
  7. Mr. Brown's Avatar
    Let us know how that goes... Was there any kind of points system based on existing Amazon account? I know there are other "invitation" systems for limited issue tech, never been involved in the process and I'm curious.

    ​Thanks for any input.
    I will, my wife is even excited about it and she normally doesn't like tech stuff.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    11-07-2014 04:58 PM
  8. ohgood's Avatar
    I will, my wife is even excited about it and she normally doesn't like tech stuff.
    all the womenz I know are gaga about it. I'm betting a lot of kitchen counters have it smoozing out npr or similarly nice classical music after thanksgiving.



    personally I don't see the point in having a non mobile device that does what my phone does
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-07-2014 05:17 PM
  9. theefman's Avatar
    Good luck carrying that around and making calls with it.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-07-2014 06:44 PM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    A commercial and a counterpoint... So we have some more context for the discussion.



    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-07-2014 08:58 PM
  11. renjith p george's Avatar
    There is no point in shelling out 199$ for just a speaker, where Cortana ,Siri and Ok Google are bundled with a device which makes sense.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-09-2014 12:11 AM
  12. neo158's Avatar
    There is no point in shelling out 199$ for just a speaker, where Cortana ,Siri and Ok Google are bundled with a device which makes sense.
    Well they have to have something for Echo to run on seeing as the Fire Phone was a massive failure.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-09-2014 08:20 AM

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