Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap Cyber Monday Deals and Sales

As yet Amazon have not revealed any details on how many Echo devices they have sold, as soon as we get some more details we will let you guys know. The Chinese-speaking system could help introduce the Amazon Echo to China and bring the power of voice activated smart home speakers to millions.

According to a report from Bloomberg, citing those ever-mysterious "people familiar with the matter", the new technology will feature a seven-inch touchscreen, which is a departure from Amazon's current lineup of screen-free Echo devices.

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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The $39.99 Echo Dot deal ends tonight at midnight Pacific, along with all Cyber Monday deals on Amazon Devices.

So when can we expect to see this new speaker hit the market? Amazon is also testing a feature that allows users to pin items such as photos on their speaker's screen akin to physically placing items on a refrigerator door, one of the people said.

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 other content through the touchscreen display.

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Some reviewers panned the current Echo for poor audio quality, which is partly due to Amazon designing it to sound better at moderate volume levels, according to one of the people. At least one prototype version of the device places the speakers below and behind the screen, they added.

The latest news follows a Wall Street Journal report ealier in the year which claimed Amazon was working on a tablet style device powered by Alexa.

With Google's rival, Google Home, already available in the states, and Apple reportedly planning a similar device, Amazon will be looking to differentiate itself from the competition and maintain the popularity of the Echo.

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