Happy Fourth and One Man's Show Review
A slightly slow news week, at least compared to the pace of June.
Congratulations to the winners of the DevPost Challenge - many are active in the Alexa Slack community.
And a quick review of the show - the video calling features do work as promised and are a delight. The screen does seem under-utilized (and under-sized, as some have noted), but the combination of the screen and the calling gives it a powerful, viral effect. An informal survey of intent-to-buy at a Fourth of July BBQ was nearly 100% - everyone noticed the device-with-the-screen-playing-music (in a way they might not have noticed the regular Echo), and they "get" the video-calling feature right away.
This editor would vote for a bigger screen, though, on the next go-round.