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Amazon's voice-controlled PA Echo available next month

Part bluetooth speaker, part voice-operated bridge into Amazon US's retail and entertainment services, the cylindrical household accessory Echo will start shipping to customers from July 14.

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| Updated on: Jun 24 2015, 16:47 IST
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Part bluetooth speaker, part voice-operated bridge into Amazon US's retail and entertainment services, the cylindrical household accessory Echo will start shipping to customers from July 14.

Priced at $179, the device answers to the name of Alexa, a title shared with Amazon's web traffic analysis company Alexa Internet.

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In addition to playing music from Amazon Prime Music (or Pandora Internet Radio) and ordering goods on command, the Echo can retrieve sports scorelines, find traffic reports, become a control point for smart home devices compliant with Belkin WeMo or Philips Hue protocol, and tell Twitter, Facebook, Gmail and other services what to do.

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First Published Date: 24 Jun, 16:45 IST
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