Rumor | Amazon will unveil a fully robotic version of the Echo Show 10 in September 2021
Amazon has set a date for its latest launch event, intended to unveil its latest 'helpful' products for late 2021 and 2022 that might come in both hardware and software form. Now, Bloomberg claims to have the latest word on what exactly will be introduced during this show.
The online retail giant is now said to have an "Echo for Walls" ready to debut during its upcoming event. This device, code-named Hoya, is slated to come with a 15-inch display and, as the name suggests, a mount so that it can be set on a wall and presumably act as a TV-like smart-home hub, albeit one with a touchscreen.
Then again, the Echo for Walls might also be able to stand on a table or desk like most of the rest of its siblings. On that note, Amazon is also now though to have something called a "Home Robot" in the works. Nothing is known for sure about this putative device, although it is possible it might be a variation on the existing Echo Show 10, which has a display free to spin around on its base so it can face the user at all times.
Therefore, it is possible its alleged successor, also known as Vesta, just might sprout legs or wheels, the better to follow the user around the home. On the other hand, this fully-functional "home robot" is also touted to lack arms or the ability to climb stairs.
As this particularly futuristic take on the smart speaker is also now said to be out there in the form of working samples active in Amazon employee homes, it might indeed be ready to showcase at the upcoming press conference. Then again, the OEM might be inclined to unveil more conventional tech in its place.
Examples of this might include a second-gen Echo Auto, Amazon-brand soundbars and wearables. Then again, a glimpse of the long-vaunted in-house silicon might even be in the offing. These putative next-gen products may be confirmed on September 28, 2021.