Powered by Microsoft‘s digital assistant Cortana,the “Invoke” smart speaker will be available starting October 22, the software giant and Samsung subsidiary Harman Kardon have announced. Also Read - Xbox Series X restock in India possible by early August, no news on Series SAlso Read - Xbox Game Pass: List of games coming to consoles in July, big games releasing next month
“The Harman Kardon ‘Invoke’, Microsoft’s answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home, will be available October 22″, The Fortune reported late on Friday.
“Invoke” has been listed for $199.95 and be available at Best Buy and Microsoft Stores as well as from Harman Kardon’s official website. The release date, price and specifications of “Invoke” were leaked a couple of weeks ago when the software giant had accidentally published a listing on its online store. Harman Kardon “Invoke” is Microsoft’s answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers. RELATED: Microsoft Build 2017 Live: After Harman Kardon, HP, Intel join the league of Cortana-powered devices
Also, this is being seen as Microsoft’s attempt to push its digital assistant into cars, thermostats and more devices. Meanwhile, the software giant is also collaborating with HP on another Cortana-based speaker and with Johnson Controls on a “Nest”-like thermostat. ALSO READ: Microsoft Surface Book 2 launched: Price, specifications, features