Amazon Unveils an Echo With a Screen

The Echo Show was unveiled Tuesday
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2017 5:24 PM CDT
Amazon's New Echo Makes Video Calls
This photo provided by Amazon shows models of the Amazon Echo Show.   (Amazon via AP)

It was recently reported Amazon wanted its new Echo product to look at you; now it wants you to look at its even newer Echo. The Verge reports Amazon unveiled the $229.99 Echo Show on Tuesday. Like the original Echo, the Echo Show has a voice-controlled assistant named Alexa that will answer your questions, play music, and what have you. It also has a 7-inch screen that can play videos, show recipe steps, display song lyrics, act as a digital picture frame, and more. The biggest change is the addition of Alexa Calling, which will allow users to make web-based phone calls—with video—from their Echo, according to TechCrunch. The Echo Show starts shipping June 28. (More Amazon stories.)

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