Amazon Wants You to Talk to Your Next Kindle Fire

Ever since 2011, virtual voice assistants have been all the rage. First, Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) Siri came out to much fanfare, followed by Google  (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) Now. Nuance Communications  (NASDAQ: NUAN  ) , which powers the voice recognition behind Siri, even has its own Nina assistant. Amazon.com  (NASDAQ: AMZN  ) has now reportedly purchased Evi, a mobile assistant app for iOS and Android. The e-tailer has also separately acquired several small voice recognition companies over the years.

In the video below, Fool contributor Evan Niu, CFA, discusses how Amazon could be looking to integrate a new voice assistant into future Kindle Fires or possible a Kindle Phone.

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  • Report this Comment On April 19, 2013, at 7:11 AM, jculverwell wrote:

    As an academic the biggest problem I have with the Kindle Fire vs the older Kindles and the paperwhite is that it doesn't produce a 'My clippings.txt' file. I found this is essential if you want to you services like http://www.clippingsconverter.com for managing your Kindle notes and clippings. It's a shame as to be honest I'd use the fire over the older Kindle as in my downtime I'd use it for watching movies etc.

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