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Amazon Echo Spot review

The Echo Spot may be the cutest yet. And unlike its older sibling with a display, this one seems more comfortable in its skin.

The quick take

The Echo Spot is a smaller, rounder version of the Echo Show, with many of the same advantages — and missing some of the same features that are solely missing in that device.

The Good It’s a fun, great-looking Echo The round display is a good size All the smarts of  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Spot now available for $129.99, won’t ship in time for Christmas

Introduced back in September, the Amazon Echo Spot – a tiny smart speaker with a circular 2.5-inch display – is finally available for purchase. Customers can now place an order for the Black or White version for $ 129.99 a pop on Amazon. The mini speaker actually appeared on the Amazon website around Thanksgiving, but it […]

Amazon’s Echo Spot is now on sale and already sold out

The Echo Spot is here, but you can’t have one just yet.

During Amazon’s fall hardware event this year, one of the more eye-catching announcements was the Echo Spot – Amazon’s futuristic alarm clock with a circular display and the full power of Alexa. The Echo Spot officially went on sale today, December 19, but it’s already out of stock.

Amazon actually sold out of the Echo Spot back around Thanksgiving, and while you can still technically  [Read More…]

Echo, Fire TV, Echo Spot, and more: Everything Amazon announced at its Fall event

That’s a whole bunch of new hardware from Amazon — from new Echoes to a new Fire TV and some crazy little buttons.

Today, Amazon unveiled a boatload of new hardware at a quickie event in Seattle. That’s not to downplay it at all. I’ve been to a lot of hardware events over the years, and this one might well be packed with more new devices than any before.

And, yeah. It can be a bit overwhelming.  [Read More…]

Amazon’s new Echo Spot is like a smaller, rounder Echo Show

Amazon just revealed a tiny, globular version of the Echo Show. It’s called the Echo Spot!

At a surprise press event on Wednesday Amazon revealed the Echo Spot, a small, globe-shaped smart speaker with a circular display that’s reminiscent of the Echo Show.

Image credit: Nicole Nguyen‏

Where the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are great as smart speakers, the Echo Spot is perfectly designed to serve as your smart alarm clock. The round display can  [Read More…]

Verizon takes top spot in latest RootMetrics nationwide report

Another carrier report, another win for Verizon… but the gap is closing

T-Mobile’s been jumping up and down claiming it’s the best network now, pointing to an OpenSignal report in some of its most recent bragging. This week, we have another report from RootMetrics, which claims, as it has claimed for a while now, that Verizon is still top dog nationally in each of their six categories. So, who’s right? Who’s wrong? Who’s best? Who’s worst?

Well, like a  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Spot peripheral extends the Shield Android TV’s Google Assistant throughout the home

A simple accessory expands the capabilities of the new Shield Android TV throughout your home.

To partner with the announcement of the brand-new Shield Android TV, NVIDIA is hoping to leverage its new power and Google Assistant smarts throughout your home with the NVIDIA Spot, a Wi-Fi-connected microphone/speaker peripheral. Rather than holding computing power and software in itself, the NVIDIA Spot is a small — roughly golf ball-sized — peripheral that can be placed anywhere and connect to your  [Read More…]

Xiaomi sells 500,000 phones in India in three days, claims third spot in the country

Xiaomi’s stock is on the rise in India.

This year’s Amazon Great Indian Festival and Flipkart Big Billion Days are behind us, and it looks like Xiaomi has emerged victorious from both sales. A statement issued by the company earlier this week reveals that it sold 500,000 smartphones from October 1 to October 3, setting a new record in the country.

Xiaomi’s phones are rarely discounted, and the modest savings introduced by the company paid  [Read More…]

1.43 billion smartphones shipped in 2015, Samsung retains top spot

According to IDC, smartphone shipments hit a record 1.43 billion units in 2015, a 10.1 percent increase from 2014. In Q4 2015, shipments totaled 399.5 million units, an increase of 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago. Samsung retained its spot as the number one manufacturer, and Huawei recorded shipments of 106.6 million, netting a year-on-year growth of 44.1 percent.

In Q4 2015, Samsung shipped 85.6 million smartphones, with a 21.4 percent market share  [Read More…]

Samsung holds on to top spot in India’s smartphone market

Despite increasing competition, Samsung has managed to maintain its position as the number one smartphone manufacturer in India, according to Counterpoint Research. The South Korean giant has 23.2 percent of the market share in the smartphone segment in Q3 2015, down slightly from 24.5 percent last quarter. In the mobile segment as a whole, the manufacturer has a 19.0 percent market share.

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