Amazon Echo: on general sale on January 10?
I have been seeing that more invitations have been going out for the Amazon Echo, Amazon’s ambient computing device. Currently, that is the only way to get one: you have to be a Prime member and request an invitation and then receive one. Well, technically, the buy button may become available for you a day or so before you receive the invitation, but an invitation needs to be at least in the works for you.
That has been confusing for some people who could see a “get it by” date, but could not actually order it.
Today, when I went to check, instead of saying that you could get it by a specific date, it said it would be in stock on January 10, 2015.
Since the listing is different, that suggests that there may be an actual change. It could go on general sale on January 10. I was seeing that when I was not logged in to Amazon, by the way.
I think this may be one of the big stories of 2015, so I am excited to see the possibility that it is going to go on sale. No invitation for me yet…I suspect that tech writers may be the last people to get invitations, so the device is as mature as possible before we see it. 🙂
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