Amazon Shows Us Another Echo, This One With Touchscreen

Amazon Shows Us Another Echo, This One With Touchscreen

It's equipped with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, and one show-stopping new feature is the ability to make calls to friends who have the Echo or Alexa app on another device.

The addition of a display now enables it to show answers apart from the usual voice output. You can pre-order the Amazon Show starting today for $229.99 from Amazon. Amazon is adding voice calling and messaging to its Alexa devices, which will most likely be available in time for the launch of the Echo Show on June 28th. The device also has a 5 MP camera at the front.

So how is it better than making a Skype or any other video call? It will be available in the colours white and black. Just when those competitors might have been catching up, Amazon just announced another great leap forward: the Echo Show. It doesn't require any complicated call setup either.

This touch screen makes it possible to make video calls by using the Alexa App.

A previous report from AFTNews from before the Echo Show's unveiling alleged that it would cost £219.99 in Britain and €239.99 in Europe - but that it "may have different release dates".

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Will it come to India? As it is an echo underneath, you can connect it to your home automation systems and let Alexa control most of your electrical appliances through your voice commands. Alexa will be able to hear all voice commands, as long as its woken up by saying, "Alexa", "Amazon", "Echo" or "Computer".

It seems like Amazon is marketing the Echo Show as the hands-free device for your living room or kitchen.

Two weeks ago, Amazon unveiled the Echo Look, a device focused on offering fashion advice.

Some may roll their eyes at the idea of having yet another screen in their homes, but Amazon appears to be building up a product line of Echo devices catering to different use cases.

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