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Premium Amazon Echo with 7-inch touchscreen reportedly in the works

2 years ago   |   By PhoneDog

Earlier this year, Amazon launched the Echo Dot so that it could offer a low-cost way to get its Alexa voice assistant. Now the company may be planning a premium Echo device at the opposite end of the spectrum.
Amazon is said to be working on a new Echo speaker with a 7-inch touchscreen. That's according to Bloomberg , who added that the speaker will be larger and support being tilted upward so that you can more easily see the display while the Echo is on a counter.
This new, premium Echo will reportedly also include better speakers for improved audio over the standard Echo.
Finally, the...
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Amazon readies Echo-like speaker with touchscreen - CNET

Amazon readies Echo-like speaker with touchscreen - CNET

2 years ago   |   By CNET

Bloomberg is reporting that Amazon will introduce a new high-end Alexa-powered speaker with a 7-inch touchscreen as soon as the first quarter of 2017.
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Amazon to release a huge, booming touchscreen Echo in 2017

Amazon to release a huge, booming touchscreen Echo in 2017

2 years ago   |   By Android Central

Alexa, turn it to 11!
The original Amazon Echo hasn't been updated since it was released just over two years ago. Specifically, the hardware is unchanged, but Amazon has made significant improvements to the software, and connectivity to other services, in that time.
Now, it looks like Amazon is poised to release a huge hardware upgrade to the Echo in 2017, giving the popular cylinder a 7-inch touchscreen and a more powerful speaker to fill a living room with music. According to Bloomberg , the updated Echo will run an improved version of FireOS, the Android fork that powers the company's...
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Rumor: Amazon Working on Alexa Speaker With a Screen

2 years ago   |   By PCMag

This new, premium model won't look like the cylindrical-shaped Echo, or its shorter sibling Echo Dot.
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Report: Next-Gen Echo to Feature Large Touchscreen

2 years ago   |   By Android Headlines

Some time ago now, Amazon introduced us all to the Echo, and perhaps more importantly Alexa, the virtual assistant that powers the whole show. As for the hardware that gave Alexa her first home, the Amazon Echo was a Bluetooth speaker that would also connect to your home network and provide you with answer to all sorts of things, as well as offer up home automation, too. They've just been on sale for Black Friday, and now have all kinds of integrations to offer much better control of connected devices and allow you to do more than ever with nothing more than just your voice. This being...
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Amazon's next-gen Echo may be a giant speaker with a touchscreen

Amazon's next-gen Echo may be a giant speaker with a touchscreen

2 years ago   |   By PC World

Between smart home gear and digital assistants, it's looking like consumer technology's future may lie in voice controls-but one leader in the field might be taking a step backwards.
Amazon's reportedly working on an “Echo-like speaker” with a 7-inch touchscreen, according to Bloomberg's Marc Gurman . That follows a Wall Street Journal report in May that said Amazon's Lab126 was working on a voice-activated “tablet-like computer screen.” To read this article in full or to leave a comment,
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Would you buy an Amazon Echo with a touchscreen display?

Would you buy an Amazon Echo with a touchscreen display?

2 years ago   |   By Liliputing

Amazon may have sold more than 5 million of its Echo line of internet-connected, voice-activated speakers in the past few years. What started off as a single product priced at close to $200 is now a family of devices including an entry-level $50 model and a portable model that sells for $130.
So what's next? According to Bloomberg, Amazon is working on a new high-end speaker that features a 7 inch touchscreen display.
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Amazon may launch a supersized Echo speaker with touchscreen

Amazon may launch a supersized Echo speaker with touchscreen

2 years ago   |   By The Next Web

Amazon is looking to cash in on the surprising success of its Echo digital home assistant as the company is reportedly building a premieum new model of the device that will come in larger size and feature a touchscreen, Bloomberg reports. According to two undisclosed sources “familiar with the matter,” the upcoming supersized Echo will abandon its standard cylindrical body for a new upwards-tilted shape, specifically designed to accomodate the 7-inch display. The sources further said that implementing touchscreen interface to the smart speaker will make it easier for owners to access...
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‘Premium Echo-like' Amazon speaker expected as early as Q1 2017 with 7-inch touchscreen

2 years ago   |   By Pocketnow

Nobody, including e-commerce giant Amazon and its often eccentric Lab126 engineers and developers, expected the Echo smart speaker to catch on. Certainly not as fast as it did, and on such a large scale that it reportedly sold over 5 million units since 2014, prompting several low-cost spin-offs , and let's face it, a Google-made copycat .
Without a doubt, the voice-controlled home automation hub owes much of its mainstream commercial success to the built-in Alexa personal assistant, which is now also available as standard on an all-new Fire TV Stick , select Fire tablets , and third-party...
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Amazon to release new touchscreen-enabled Echo in 2017, says Bloomberg

2 years ago   |   By MobileSyrup

Amazon's next Echo speaker will feature a 7-inch touchscreen, according to Bloomberg ‘s Mark Gurman. The new device - likely codenamed “Knight” - will sit at the top of the company's speaker lineup, costing more than the Dot, Tap and Echo. It's also expected to sound much better than the current Echo thanks to a set of higher quality speakers. Amazon plans to add the touchscreen interface to afford users an easier way to access information like weather reports, the news and calendar appointments. The touchscreen will be able to tilt so that the user can interact with it while standing...
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The Next Amazon Echo Could Sport a Huge Touchscreen

The Next Amazon Echo Could Sport a Huge Touchscreen

2 years ago   |   By Tom's Guide

Amazon is reportedly working on a premium Echo-like speaker with improved audio and a 7-inch touch display.
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Amazon's next Echo might have a 7-inch touchscreen

Amazon's next Echo might have a 7-inch touchscreen

2 years ago   |   By Engadget

Amazon is still riding high on the success of its Echo speakers, and there's only one place to go now that it has a low-cost option like the Echo Dot: to the high end. Accordingly, Bloomberg sources hear that Amazon is working on a "premium" Echo-sty...
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Amazon said to plan Alexa speaker with 7-inch touchscreen for 2017

Amazon said to plan Alexa speaker with 7-inch touchscreen for 2017

2 years ago   |   By TechCrunch

Amazon could follow-up the early success of the Echo and Echo Dot with a new Alexa-powered premium speaker that includes a 7-inch touchscreen that can be tilted to different viewing angles for easier use in the kitchen, according to a new Bloomberg report.
The speaker would include voice-based assistant Alexa, just like the existing Echos, but the inclusion of the screen is designed to make...
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The Subtle Ways Your Digital Assistant Might Manipulate You

The Subtle Ways Your Digital Assistant Might Manipulate You

2 years ago   |   By Wired

Opinion: Sure, smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home can learn your preferences. But as they learn to serve us, the more power they'll have.
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Amazon is making a giant Echo speaker with 7-inch touchscreen: Bloomberg

Amazon is making a giant Echo speaker with 7-inch touchscreen: Bloomberg

2 years ago   |   By The Verge

Amazon is working on a new, Alexa-enabled speaker that would include a seven-inch touchscreen display, according to a report from Bloomberg . Citing sources close to the company, Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman reports that the speaker will be larger than Amazon's Echo, and that it will be “tilted upwards” so that users can read the display. The device could be announced as early as the first quarter of 2017, according to Bloomberg .
Like the Echo, the new device can be controlled using Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant, though users would also be able to pull up weather forecasts, news, and...
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