Rumored last week to deliver soon, the rumor mill is heating up again today with the Wall Street Journal suggesting that the Amazon Echo upgrade – with full touchscreen and voice phone calling capability – could launch as early as Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
Amazon recently launched another device – the Amazon Look, which is an Alexa-enabled camera for fashionistas.
Potential new features (including an improved speaker):
- 7-inch Touch screen
- Internet phone call capability (using Chime and possibly Skype)
- Voice recognition
- Price tag: over $200
To help spur rumor, Amazon has dropped its price on its premium Echo device in the last couple days – supposedly to take advantage of the upcoming Mother’s Day. A new Echo is just $149 while a certified refurbished Echo is $135.
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