‘Tis the season of Amazon hardware launches, which are nowhere near as flashy as iPhone, iPad, high-end Galaxy Note, LG handheld announcements or even Google Nexus/Pixel introductions.

Just last week, an “all-new” Fire HD 8 tablet with Alexa support for voice commands essentially broke cover sans any pre-release buildup, and the same could be initially said of a refreshed, lower-cost variant of the Echo Dot smart speaker yesterday.

Only minutes after Amazon tweeted the “big” product reveal, the 140-character announcement was deleted, and the e-tailer’s Echo Dot page yet again featured a “sold out” message. No current mention of an “all-new” $49.99 model coming anytime soon, although you have to figure this is a simple case of jumping the gun rather than false information spreading.

Bottom line, we strongly believe a $50 Amazon Echo Dot is right around the corner to replace the $90 original, providing even more affordable choice for prospective Echo or Tap buyers put off by the two’s $180 and $130 list prices respectively.

We wouldn’t rule out the new Alexa-powered home automation hub eventually and properly breaking cover alongside Amazon’s rumored dirt-cheap music streaming service, most likely ahead of October 4, when the voice-activated Google Home will be re-released, this time including actual commercial details.

Source: Recode

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