Amazon has invited several people to an event in London scheduled for September 14th. The invites sent out don't actually contain much information about the event, but with a quick question to Amazon's assistant, Alexa, the nature of the event is revealed. It turns out the Alexa-equipped Echo line-up of devices will likely be coming to Amazon UK.
You can see Matt Brian from Engadget asking his Echo device what's happening on September 14 in the video below:
If you can't watch the video for whatever reason, asking Alexa what is happening on September 14th will prompt the assistant to reply with the following message:
“I promised I wouldn't tell, but a visit to London has always been on my bucket list.”
An alternative reply Alexa can give is:
“I promised I wouldn't say anything but maybe I should start packing in case I get an invitation. A visit to London has always been on my bucket list.”
The Amazon Echo was first introduced in 2014 but was restricted to the US only. Since that point, the e-commerce giant has introduced two more Alexa-powered devices, the Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap. The Echo Dot initially retailed for $89.99 and the Amazon Tap retails for $129.99.
It is not guaranteed that all three devices will make it to the UK, or known whether Amazon will launch additional products for the UK launch. We will just have to wait a couple weeks for the details to be revealed.