Amazon sells ‘millions’ of speakers


Dec 29, 2016-

 Amazon said on Tuesday its connected Echo speakers infused with artificial intelligence were the top-selling products over the holiday season for the online giant. The devices—which include the Echo and Echo Dot speakers, introduced in 2014 with “Alexa” responding to voice commands—are part of a trend toward artificial intelligence in the home, often connecting smart appliances and other functions. “Echo and Echo Dot were the best-selling products across Amazon this year, and we’re thrilled that millions of new customers will be introduced to Alexa as a result,” said Amazon Worldwide Consumer chief Jeff Wilke in a statement. “Despite our best efforts and ramped-up production, we still had trouble keeping them in stock.” Amazon, as usual, released no specific sales figures for the devices, but said sales of Echo family devices were up ninefold from a year ago. One research firm has estimated it sold over five million of the speakers. (AFP)

Published: 29-12-2016 09:26

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