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Harman Kardon teases its Cortana-powered speaker

Harman Kardon teases its Cortana-powered speaker

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Harman Kardon first revealed it was working on a Cortana-powered speaker in December, and now the company is teasing its audio hardware even further. A new product page for the Invoke speaker, spotted by, provides a first look at the cylindrical design with a Cortana light ring at the top. Harman Kardon’s Invoke speaker will include 360-degree sound, Skype calling, and the ability to ask Cortana questions.

Harman Kardon is launching its Invoke speaker in the fall, and Microsoft is expected to reveal more about Cortana and third-party apps and services at its Build developers conference later this week. Harman Kardon is simply revealing black and silver options for the Invoke, but the company has not yet announced pricing or an exact release date. We’re expecting Microsoft to reveal other third-party Cortana-powered speakers as the company pushes to take on Amazon’s Echo hardware with Windows 10 and Cortana.