This device has a 5MP front -facing camera and a Dolby powered dual 2-inch speakers.
The idea for a smart digital display isn't new: The Chumby attempted to perform similar functions almost a decade ago, but ultimately the technology wasn't quite there yet. While you can already do that in a large number of ways, it might be easiest on the Echo Show, it's already sitting there on your counter.
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Read: Amazon vs. Google: Who's Winning The Voice-Assistant Speaker Market? It has officially confirmed the price and specs of the Amazon Echo Show.
The flagship Echo device from Amazon has a display unit for use by Alexa for displaying information.
Amazon unveiled a new version of its Echo device on Tuesday with a touchscreen, adding a visual component to its popular line of voice-controlled personal assistants. It was expected that this gen-next echo device would release with a display.
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A survey released Monday by research firm eMarketer found Amazon's Echo speakers held 70.6 percent of the United States market, compared with 23.8 percent for Google Home and 5.6 percent for others including Lenovo, LG, Harmon Kardon and Mattel. The device is tuned to pick up commands and requests using eight microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation. The Echo Show will have video calling support as well. Video and audio calls will be free.
In comparison, Google Home is expected to account for nearly three times less market share with 23.8%.
Head over to Amazon right now to place your order if you hope to receive one on launch day, which is Wednesday, June 28.
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The screen even supports Microsoft's Surface Pen, so you can draw on the display just like other Surface devices. The flagship Laptop from Microsoft costs $999 and features the Windows 10 S as its core operating system.
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