Ein Echo-ähnliches Gerät von Alibaba war unvermeidbar. Jetzt ist es hier: Das Tmall Genie X1.
Alibaba’s “Tmall Genie X1” will go for 499 yuan ($73) to the first 1,000 people during a one-month trial, coming in below Apple’s $349 HomePod and the roughly $180 Echo. Its biggest competitor, Tencent Holdings Ltd., is developing a voice-activated digital speaker that could hit the market within months, Tencent President Martin Lau said in a May interview. And on Wednesday, Baidu Inc. showed off its own “DuerOS” personal assistant.
Ich habe auf Early Moves kurz darüber geschrieben: „Alibaba’s Echo-Like Speaker ‚Tmall Genie‘ and the Future Chinese Voice Market„:
It‘s interesting (disappointing even) that Alibaba chose a name close to its Tmall marketplace. It‘s like Amazon calling its speaker the ‚Amazon Marketplace Echo‘.