Amazon officially unveils touchscreen Echo Show
James Vincent for the Verge:
"Amazon has officially unveiled its latest Echo product: a touchscreen device with built-in Alexa called the Echo Show. The device was extensively leaked this week, but is now available to preorder from Amazon for $229.99."
Amazon is building out their Alexa/Echo product family to take advantage of their lead in the market. They want us to have an Echo device in every room—Echo can go anywhere, Echo Look in your bedroom/closet, Echo Show in the kitchen, Echo Dot connected to fancy speakers and Echo Tap to carry onto the porch or backyard.
Once users have one or more of these devices in their homes, it makes it much harder for them to switch to competing devices from Google, Microsoft or Apple. It's still early days, but Amazon is taking the home assistant market very seriously.