Topic: Amazon goes Chumby-ish

I see this leak at http://www.aftvnews.com/exclusive-this- … uchscreen/ about their new touchscreen Echo... and it reminds me a lot of some device family I'm kinda fond of...

Re: Amazon goes Chumby-ish

My thoughts exactly! Here's an even clearer picture. https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker … -echo-leak

Re: Amazon goes Chumby-ish

unwiredben wrote:

I see this leak at http://www.aftvnews.com/exclusive-this- … uchscreen/ about their new touchscreen Echo... and it reminds me a lot of some device family I'm kinda fond of...

it won't be anywhere near as fun, plus it'll probably constantly be wanting you to buy something.

I can't help but think, with the example screen... that the appropriate response to the suggested question would be "what? can't you READ?" lol

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This could be interesting to me if: it can be hacked to run stock Android, the camera and microphone can be disabled, it has a headphone jack. That is a lot of "if"s.

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It's launched as the Echo Show.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J24C0TI?th=1  Lots of neat capabilities, looks like no touch interaction, but a robust video/audio calling system for other Alexa devices.

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unwiredben wrote:

It's launched as the Echo Show.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J24C0TI?th=1  Lots of neat capabilities, looks like no touch interaction, but a robust video/audio calling system for other Alexa devices.

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In the video is shows virtual buttons to "Answer" or "Reject" a call. I would assume that means it has a touch screen.

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It will be interesting to see what the current holder of the chumby patents (not me!) chooses to do.

Re: Amazon goes Chumby-ish

I don't know, it isn't the only thing to be free standing and have a screen. It might be a tough case and Amazon surely has enough money to tie up any case in court for many years. Whoever holds the Chumby patents is likely at a disadvantage regardless of the law.

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They are even going with a "Widget" model where developers can build custom skills for it.  Whats new is old again I suppose..  https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker … skills-sdk

Re: Amazon goes Chumby-ish

No way to get ahead of this bunch. I just saw the Echo Show. Amazon has put a lot into the Alexa program. Seems like this could stick around a while. Always learning.

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demarks51 wrote:

No way to get ahead of this bunch. I just saw the Echo Show. Amazon has put a lot into the Alexa program. Seems like this could stick around a while. Always learning.

If not, I suppose it can be another device for Blue Octy to support when it's abandoned smile

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Duane wrote:
demarks51 wrote:

No way to get ahead of this bunch. I just saw the Echo Show. Amazon has put a lot into the Alexa program. Seems like this could stick around a while. Always learning.

If not, I suppose it can be another device for Blue Octy to support when it's abandoned smile

Be careful, you might end up the keeper of all things orphaned. smile

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