The company's current Alexa devices rely on voice commands to access content. The new device will make it easier to access content such as weather forecasts, calendar appointments, and news.
The latest Amazon speaker will be larger and tilt upwards so the screen can be seen when it sits on a counter and the user is standing, one of the people said. High-grade speakers will make the gadget sound much better than current Echo devices, this person also said.
Amazon could unveil the new Echo by the first quarter of 2017. It would join the existing Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Tap lineup of devices.
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