Amazon just announced a new Echo with video calling and a touchscreen


We have already seen some leaked photos of Amazon's new touchscreen Alexa enabled device and now it is official and called the Amazon Echo Show. It has officially confirmed the price and specs of the Amazon Echo Show. All you have to do is ask. The images will then pop up directly on the screen, giving users perhaps the friendliest way ever to monitor their security cams.

Confirming what was rumored earlier today due to a leak, Amazon has announced that the Amazon Echo Show will be released on June 28 in both the U.S. and United Kingdom, with pre-orders open now. As it is reported per Amazon claim, the Echo show comes with eight microphones, which is one extra as compared to its predecessor. 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.

I still don't see why most of these features couldn't be accomplished with a regular Echo and a Fire Tablet though.

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Amazon is tight-lipped on Echo Show, but GSMArena has claimed in a report that it will be unveiled on Tuesday, May 9, and released into the market on June 28. It offers a way to make and receive calls that you can operate with only your voice.

Just last month, Amazon announced another entry in its line of Echo products, a hands-free style assistant called Echo Look. For customers who buy 2, Amazon is offering $100 off using the coupon code SHOW2PACK at checkout.

Below the Echo Show's display sits a pair of "Dolby-tuned" speakers, The Guardian says, which are powerful enough to "fill a room" and more effective in this regard than other devices in the Echo range.