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Amazon unveils $230 'Echo Show' touch-screen device and Alexa voice calling

20 May 2017

The $230 device combines a 7-inch touch screen display, 5-megapixel front camera, and dual speakers approved by Dolby.

As per usual with most Echo devices, you can also use it to control various features of your home, like the thermostat, lights, and other compatible smart home devices such as WeMo, Philips Hue, and ecobee.

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We had been hearing reports recently that Amazon has a new Echo product in the pipeline.

Amazon Echo Show is also capable of accessing photos stored on Prime Photos which enables the device to double as a digital photo frame. And yes, this Echo will allow the users to enjoy video calls. You can head over to Amazon's product listing to learn more about the device and reserve one for yourself.

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The Amazon Echo Show is pretty pricey, but it seems like it's definitely worth it. As long as you have the Alexa app on your phone you can make and receive calls to and from an Echo Show.

The new features, which Amazon notes are "coming soon", will function a lot like the hands-free calling features that already exist on both iOS and Android. Called the Amazon Echo Show, the device is now up for pre-orders on Amazon, and is priced at $229.99, which translates to about Rs 15,000. Being able to quickly and easily pull up Youtube videos while getting ready in the morning or pulling up song lyrics through Amazon Music are a few of the first things that jump out.

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Echo Show includes eight microphones and noise canceling technology that allows the device to hear commands even when it's playing music. Messages can also be read within the Alexa app. If you want two of them, you can use the promo code SHOW2PACK upon checkout to get $100 off your order.