Amazon Echo Show rumoured to be announced today...

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I'm not sure if you guys have heard the rumours, but Amazon are set unveil the new Echo device today, the Amazon Echo Show...

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"Amazon's new Echo Show is widely expected to feature a 7-inch touchscreen above an Alexa-equipped speaker, adding voice and video calling to its existing smart home feature set."

Pre-orders are due to go live later today (£219.99/€239.99/$229.99) with shipping set for a July 28th (US) release.

What do you guys think, interested in the £80 hike over the Echo for video functionality?

23 Comments

Is this not slowly just becoming a big mobile phone?
Edited by: "bo9dster007" 9th May

bo9dster007

Is this not slowly just becoming a phone?


Amazon are remodelling their Fire phones

Original Poster Editor

bo9dster007

Is this not slowly just becoming a phone?



Very much so. The Amazon Echo Show will add voice and video calling to its existing smart home feature set[Trusted Reviews].

I do like the idea of the screen, it could well make a nice addition to the desk for Amazon Prime Video whilst working, but I'm not entirely sure I want to upgrade my existing Echo for that function alone for a £80 price increase.

Reminds me of the good old O2 Joggler.

Judy's double booked

mxer450

Reminds me of the good old O2 Joggler.



Just what I was thinking, what a great little device (after discounts ) that was!

mxer450

Reminds me of the good old O2 Joggler.



​I still have mine!

was reading last night about installing google assist on linux or windows or android so might just hack my joggler... again!

bo9dster007

Is this not slowly just becoming a big mobile phone?



No, it is more like a home computer than a smartphone.

They will probably add a keyboard and mouse to it next.
Edited by: "PhearFactor" 9th May

PhearFactor

No, it is more like a home computer than a smartphone.They will probably … No, it is more like a home computer than a smartphone.They will probably add a keyboard and mouse to it next.



I thought the point of the Echo was that it's hands-free.

Zuulan

I thought the point of the Echo was that it's hands-free.



The addition of a touchscreen removes that belief.

I can't see this selling as well as the standard echo ..

Hope it flops

dtovey89

Hope it flops



It probably does a few million of them per second.

Why do we need this when we've got Skype ??and like previous comments the good thing about Alexa is it's voice activated

Agent004

Why do we need this when we've got Skype ??and like previous comments the … Why do we need this when we've got Skype ??and like previous comments the good thing about Alexa is it's voice activated



That's like asking why do we have Facetime when Skype existed in the first place. Easy, competition and traffic to sell to advertisers.

Looks ugly

Amazon Echo Show, how many episodes in each series?
Can I buy the boxsets and binge watch or would Amazon Prime be enough to see it weekly?
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Stupid name for a product

puddles9999

Looks ugly


Went to the Bose drop in centre on Harley St.

Reminds me of the O2 joggler! I'm sure mine is still gathering dust on some shelf somewhere...

chaywa

Just what I was thinking, what a great little device (after discounts Just what I was thinking, what a great little device (after discounts ) that was!



Lol, yeah £49 he he. and a 50 mile round trip to get one...X)

Alexa, order me one of these...

Now with added 'CIA see you' feature!

Alexa, show us your knickers!
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