Alexa wants to show you things - Amazon unveils its touchscreen Echo device

Amazon dominates US market for voice-controlled speakers

Amazon dominates US market for voice-controlled speakers

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.

The screen also means you can integrate even more of your smart home devices into the Echo infrastructure, with Amazon using baby monitors and front-door cameras as examples of what you can do.

The Echo Show is touch screen display, something that was missing from its predecessor. You can stream YouTube videos, photos and other visual contents using its decent screen.

Here is the Echo Show introductory video Amazon made to show-off Alexa's new skills. The Amazon Echo show allows the users to do much more than ever before. Anyone can make or receive a call on Show if they have the Alexa app. Skype is not supported as of now.

The wi-fi-enabled device comes with Bluetooth connectivity, a five-megapixel camera, eight microphones, Dolby-powered dual two-inch stereo speakers, and an Intel Atom x5-Z8530 processor.

The addition of Alexa calling and messaging is big for Amazon and its Echo devices.

Note that if you click on one of these links to buy the product, IGN may get a share of the sale. All you have to do is ask. The device also has a 5 MP camera at the front.

We'll have a lot to say about the newest Amazon Echo in the coming weeks, including publishing a review. As it is an echo underneath, you can connect it to your home automation systems and let Alexa control most of your electrical appliances through your voice commands.

In terms of connectivity, the Echo Show can link up to smart home products including Ring, WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, ecobee, and Wink, among others.

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