Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Amazon's Echo touch screen may be revealed as early as today

You really might be able to pre-order Amazon's touchscreen Echo sometime today, May 9th, if the leaked listing AFTVnews got its hands on is the real deal. Based on the screenshot (posted below the fold), the device is officially called the Amazon Echo Show, and it will set you back $230 in the US. That aligns with the price the Wall Street Journal was expecting and is almost $100 more than the newly launched Echo Look. The listing also says that pre-orders will begin shipping on June 28th, and each customer is limited to four units, likely to prevent resellers from hoarding.

If you didn't like its whole 90's TV aesthetic, you might want to check out the company's other Echo speakers instead: the renders leaked in the past few days are identical to the image in the listing, The device is expected to sport a 7-inch display with a camera on top and a speaker underneath. It will, of course, be loaded with Amazon's voice assistant Alexa and will reportedly be able to make internet-based phone calls. We might know more real soon if the e-retail giant truly does launch the product in a few hours, so make sure to check back for more info.

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