"Amazon Launches 'Echo Show,' A $230 Alexa Speaker With A 7" Screen

The Amazon Echo seemed like a weird device when it was announced, but it was just the first home of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.

Amazon has even already the first deal on the Echo Show. This essentially enables customers to work on a number of things like attending video and voice calls, that too with other Echo devices. Amazon says you'll be able to watch video flash briefings on YouTube, display music lyrics, photos and videos, see shopping lists, monitor security cameras, and more.

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The device is now up for pre-order on Amazon.com for the price of $229.99. The new Alexa device will ship on June 28. It's powered by Alexa so it can do anything and everything that you can do with a normal Echo speaker. Pretty much anything you'd rather see than be told.

Amazon has announced its touchscreen-equipped Echo, which has been rumoured since last November. Additionally, free video calls are on offer if you have the Echo Show or the Alexa app.

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The Amazon Echo Show is available in two colors: black and white, for a price of $229.99.

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Note that if you click on one of these links to buy the product, IGN may get a share of the sale. In addition to managing your devices with Alexa, the updated Alexa App lets you call and message Amazon Echo and Echo Dot owners, and anyone else with the Alexa App on their phones. Once the company launches in Australia, Amazon is also expected to make a significant contribution to the 311 million smart home devices in the country by 2021.

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