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Harman Kardon is planning to launch the Cortana-powered Invoke speakers sooner than expected. Microsoft with a partnership with audio and video device manufacturing giant Harman Kardon announced voice-activated speaker featuring Cortana with an aim to compete against both Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home and the latest Apple’s HomePod.

The device is expected to debut in the United States and right now it is yet unclear whether it will be available to other regions. The speaker is supposed to be launched later this year but now it seems the company may launch the speakers in August.

The speaker has passed the FCC certification and it has already been approved at the end of April 2017. After the approval, Harman Kardon demands 90 days to keep the speaker secret. Now as the days are finally coming to an end, we can expect the speaker to hit the market in August.

Recently, Cortana Device Setup app for Harman Kardon’s Invoke appeared on the Windows Store. The app comes with a lot of interesting features, basically, it allows users to setup Harman Kardon Invoke AI speakers.

The release date and price of the speaker is yet to be announced. Harman Kardon is expected to launch Graphite, Pearl and Silver colour variants of the Cortana-powered Invoke speakers. Are you planning to get buy an Invoke Speaker?

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