It has been a while since Harman Kardon officially announced that the first Cortana-powered is coming soon. The Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana is Microsoft’s take on Amazon’s Echo and it is expected to be launched in the United States in the coming days or weeks. The price of the Harman Kardon’s Cortana-powered speaker has been mistakenly leaked by Microsoft.
Earlier today, the Cortana-powered speaker was listed on the MyVIP Billion section of the Xbox Live Rewards site revealing the price of the device to be around $150, if the figure is accurate. On the other hand, Google Home and Amazon’s new Echo devices are priced at $129 and $199 respectively.
As spotted by Microsoft leakster WalkingCat, the Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana can be viewed on the Microsoft Store and it is listed under $199 price which appears to be a mistake as it hasn’t been officially announced yet. As you might have guessed already, the Cortana-powered speaker is not yet available for purchase and it is listed as out of stock, which is obvious as the official announcement is awaited.
According to the listing, the device will be initially sold in Graphite and Pearl Silver colours. The listing has also revealed a special offer that Microsoft will be shipping with the device – You will be able to make free Skype calls to mobile phones and landlines in the United States for 6 months, Microsoft will be running the promotional offer until 1st September 2018.