It’s too early to judge sales success, but Amazon’s Echo Show that goes on sale today is at least causing some excitement.
At a conference called Big Voice put on by the Boston Innovators Group in Boston yesterday, presenters were asked what feature they would like to have in a voice control device.
Chris Lamb, manager of mobile products, InterContinental Hotels Group, said a screen, which the new Echo Show finally has.
Lamb said the hotel chain has been testing Amazon Echo devices in hotel rooms since last year.
In another gauge, a study out today found that more consumers are excited about Amazon’s Echo Show than they are about the Echo Look or the Apple HomePod.
The study, comprising a survey of more than 2,000 consumers conducted by BI Intelligence, shows that 50% of consumers are excited about the Echo Show, with 13% of them being very excited.
This compares to 43% of consumers excited about Apple’s HomePod and 36% excited about Amazon’s Echo Look.
Apple’s HomePod has a higher awareness but BI Intelligence suggests that excitement is a far better indicator of how likely consumers are to follow through with expressed intent to make a purchase.
As might be expected, many of those excited about the Echo Show are self-identified early adopters.
Now the actual sales begin.