News tagged: Amazon

Amazon Brings Echo Devices, Alexa To Japan

Amazon's Echo smart speakers and its Alexa digital assistant are now available in Japan. Consumers in the country can purchase the Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot beginning today. Alexa will be available for users and developers have access to Alexa Skills.

Tablet Shipments Drop For 12th Quarter In A Row

Shipments in the tablet market have now fallen for twelve quarters straight, reports IDC. While smartphones grew in Q3, tablets fell by 5.4% year-over-year. They were down to 40 million global shipments from 42.3 million. That includes regular tablets and detachables.

Amazon Echo And Echo Plus Launches In The US

Back in September, Amazon announced next-generation products powered by its Alexa personal assistant. Out of four, two new Echo devices have now hit the shelves in the United States. The Amazon Echo is priced at $99.99 or $119.99, depending on which style variant

HTC U11 Life Available In Two Versions

Alongside HTC U11+, the company also announced a more affordable version called U11 Life as we reported earlier today. What we didn't know is that the phone will actually be available in two versions - Android One and Sense. The only difference between them

Amazon Echo Line Begins Shipping In India

Amazon's Echo smart speaker line is now shipping in India. The company announced earlier this month that those devices would become available in the region. Now consumers will receive the Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot. The units shipping out are from an invite-only offer.

Amazon Intros Business Prime Shipping

Amazon is updating its program for businesses to include free two-day shipping that's similar to what it offers regular consumers. Amazon Business members can now get two-day shipping on any qualifying item. Before the program only offered free shipping on orders over $49.

Strong Q3 Performance Boosts Amazon's Share Value

Amazon's shares jumped by more than 7% during after hours trading on Thursday in response to notably strong Q3 financial performance. The company recorded $43.7 billion in revenue, surpassing an average estimate of $42.1 billion. $1.3 billion of that came from Whole Foods.

Amazon Launches Paid Subscription For Alexa Skills

Amazon's Echo devices and digital assistant Alexa have quickly gained popularity around the globe and the company now commands 70% of the voice-controlled speaker market. Because of that, it has decided to experiment with a new paid subscription for "premium" Alexa skills.