Amazon Echo: Voice-controlled robot speaker to launch in UK

Amazon has announced plans to sell the Echo, its voice-controlled “intelligent” speaker, in the UK after the device proved a surprise hit among US households. The Echo, a cylindrical speaker that is always listening for a command, is Amazon’s answer to Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant software, responding to sentences such as “Will it rain today?” or “Play some music”.  Despite initial confusion when the device first launched in 2014, it has become a fixture in many living rooms and kitchens, and its release in the UK has been hotly anticipated. Amazon’s Echo is an “intelligent” speaker On Wednesday, Dave Limp, Amazon’s head of hardware, announced that the device will go on sale in the UK and Germany in the “autumn”. It will cost £149.99 or £99.99 for Prime members who…


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