It’s been rumored that Amazon is working on a version of the Echo with a display on it, and it seems that the device may be coming sooner than expected. The latest rumor pins the announcement date for tomorrow, May 9.
This Echo variant is said to have a 7-inch display that will show information as you ask for it, rather than being purely voice. Though voice is the main focus of Alexa, it should be nice to see lingering information like weather and schedule on the display. It’s also believed to be a touchscreen, further expanding functionality.
The speaker will likely be priced above $200, since the Echo is $180 and the upcoming Echo Look is $200. Hopefully the announcement does end up happening tomorrow, so we can further allow Alexa to rule our home.