By now, Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is being put in everything from speakers (with the Echo lineup) to phones and even watches. Even just recently, Amazon introduced the Echo Look, which was a camera with Alexa built-in.
Amazon has been rumored to be working on an Echo device but with a touchscreen and famed leaker, Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) has got a high-res leaked image of the rumored device, just a few hours after AFTVNews found a low-resolution image on Amazon’s servers.
By looking at the leaked images, its hard to tell what operating system that the device is running but Android Police says it could be Amazon’s Fire OS which is based on Android. The OS look similar to Windows 10’s lock screen and shows weather information, calendar events and suggested things to say to Alexa. There’s also a chat icon, which could mean that the device could connect to your smartphone or other Amazon devices (like the Fire tablets).
The device is fairly simple in design, with a touchscreen, which looks to be about 7 to 8 inches and speaker just below it.
The touchscreen Echo device also comes in white, just like the standard Echo and Echo Dot. While we don’t know much else about the device, like when it will be announced and released, the specs, name (which it might be called Echo Touch) or even the price. I would say that this device could go for anywhere from $250-300 USD, just by looking at the pricing of Amazon’s Echo devices, Echo Dot ($49 USD), Amazon Tap Bluetooth speaker ($129 USD), Amazon Echo ($179 USD) and Echo Look ($199 USD).
Hopefully we hear something soon and hopefully, Amazon (finally) brings their Echo devices officially to Canada (maybe they can beat Google, who still haven’t brought their Google Home to Canada).