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New Echo? And so it begins...
« on: November 29, 2016, 09:47:52 AM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-29/amazon-said-to-plan-premium-alexa-speaker-with-large-screen

The rumors are beginning about a new Echo. This iteration will have (we are told)!a touchscreen and better-quality speakers. Before I'd buy it, Amazon would have to convince me it was better than putting my iPad (or even a Fire) in a cradle with built-in speakers. And of course this may be completely wrong, or just a prototype tested that will never be marketed.

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Re: New Echo? And so it begins...
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 10:39:04 AM »
I thought the whole point of the Echo was that it was voice controlled, rather than having a screen interface like a tablet. I'd prefer them to put their energies into what you can do with the Echo as it is - the choice of 'skills' needs to be expanded considerably - at least for us in the UK.
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Re: New Echo? And so it begins...
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 05:26:31 AM »
I thought the whole point of the Echo was that it was voice controlled, rather than having a screen interface like a tablet. I'd prefer them to put their energies into what you can do with the Echo as it is - the choice of 'skills' needs to be expanded considerably - at least for us in the UK.

Exactly -- voice control, not another screen!
 
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