Amazon Echo to be reportedly launched in India around Diwali

Multiple reports in the past have suggested that Amazon plans to launch its voice-activated smart speaker Echo in India this year. Now according to Factor Daily, the e-commerce giant is planning to launch the speakers around Diwali season, which falls on October 18 this year.  

“(The) earlier plan was to launch it around December but it looks like they will be out sooner,” a company source told the publication. 

Amazon is said to be testing two smart speakers: Echo and the tiny Echo Dot. It will reportedly be priced around Rs. 11,000-Rs. 12,000 and Rs. 5,000-Rs. 6,000. 

Initially, Echo will support only English, but later via an update more languages will be added including Hindi and Tamil. Amazon is also developing a  multilingual interface at its Chennai facility.

The Amazon Echo speaker was launched back in 2014 and comes with Alexa integration, Bluetooth, WiFi and microphones. You can command Alexa to play music, set reminders, order food, read emails or ask for the latest new, weather updates and more. Google also has its own version of Echo-like product called Google Home, that comes with Google Assistant, and offers the same functionality.

Amazon Echo will have no competitors in the Indian market, but if it succeeds, will open doors for Google and others to bring their voice assisted smart speakers to the country.

Kaiser Bey
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Amazon Echo to be reportedly launched in India around Diwali Amazon Echo to be reportedly launched in India around Diwali Reviewed by Kaiser on 8/20/2017 04:51:00 PM
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