We would heard whispers sooner than, however now it is showed, Microsoft is making plans to release a Harman/Kardon branded sensible speaker dubbed "Invoke" inside of Autumn 2017. It's going to be according to the company's robust Cortana AI assistant and price round $150, in step with reviews.
Resources on Twitter specify it'll arrive in "the third week of October", however the software has already been noticed in a product list at the Xbox rewards page, despite the fact that it has since been got rid of, probably being added in error (or "in error", nudge-nudge-wink-wink).
In fact that twist of fate may be the place the cost got here from - you spot, Xbox rewards are priced within the platform's personal virtual foreign money (gem stones), however that does translate into real-world values rather simply according to what different rewards indexed there value too. The circa $150 price ticket, if correct, would make it dearer than the Amazon Echo Plus and Google House, however that can be because of the "top class" of Harman/Kardon.
In the case of capability, it is idea you are able to behavior Skype calls and pay attention to Spotify. It is going with out pronouncing that it is going to want much more capability than that to compete with Amazon and Google's choices, however there could also be much more it may do this is but to be published at this degree. Fortunatley, we would not have lengthy to determine.