Premium Alexa-Powered Echo With Touch Screen Rumored To Be In Making

Posted: Nov 30 2016, 1:40pm CST | by , in Rumors | Technology News

 

Premium Alexa-Powered Echo With Touch Screen Rumored To Be In Making
 

According to a latest report Alexa-powered Echo device is in the works. However the new device is rumored to let go of the current cylindrical hardware design and instead will feature a 7 inches large touch screen.

It seems like Amazon is keen on introducing a market replacement after its previous success with the Echo and its digital assistant Alexa. The new product will most likely be like a tablet because of its large touch screen which will also be input capable.

Voice commands however will still remain the main source for user interaction. Apart from the screen the device will also feature an upgraded music system. This inclusion will improve the device significantly from the single speaker system currently employed by Echo.

Echo will give great competition to the Sonos devices with its upgraded speakers. The Sonos devices currently cater both music requirements as well as take care of media consumption roles too.

Echo is anticipated to be released in the first quarter of 2017 as per sources from Bloomberg. Apple and Google are both trying hard to make a mark in the connected home and Internet of things. This will be the right time for Amazon to strike with its device.

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