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Amazon's new Echo smart speaker with a touchscreen launches tomorrow

Irune Rengel | 20 May, 2017, 04:34

And today, the online retailer unveiled its latest voice-activated, Alexa-powered appliance, the Echo Show. The Echo Show has the same basic capabilities as the regular, voice-only Echo (like setting timers and listening to music), however the built-in display adds plenty of new functionalities to the device.

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.

Amazon says that Alexa can now finally also show you things, thanks to the Echo Show's display.

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The Amazon Echo Show features a 7 inch touchscreen display and it comes with Alexa and has a number of new functions over the current Alexa enabled devices, have a look at the video below.

Now you can ask Alexa to show and tell.

The Amazon Echo Show is pretty pricey, but it seems like it's definitely worth it.

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When the new features go live, anyone who owns an Echo speaker will be able to make voice calls to anyone else with one of those devices, along with sending them voice messages.

Echo Show is now available for pre-order and will release on June 28.

It also integrates with a range of other smart home devices to act as a central hub to control everything in your house. You can stream YouTube videos, photos and other visual contents using its decent screen.

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Echo Show includes eight microphones and noise canceling technology that allows the device to hear commands even when it's playing music. The Huawei Mate 9 features an Alexa app, and certain next-gen Moto handsets will also feature the personal assistant.

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