Amazon just announced a new, cheaper Echo Dot on Twitter. Then it deleted the tweet.


Alexa: Um, oops?

Amazon’s Echo Dot, an innovative device that gives traditional Bluetooth speakers the power to respond to voice commands, has been sold out since July. Now it looks like a new, much-cheaper version may be on the way.

On Monday, the Amazon Echo Twitter account seemed to announce it: “Introducing the all-new Echo Dot. Add Alexa to any room — now for just $49.99.” The original Dot, unveiled in March, cost $89.99.

But the link included at the end of the tweet simply pointed toward a “sold out” page on Amazon, with no mention of the new version. A little while later, the tweet was gone. But this Twitter user caught it:

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My guess? A Dot is coming at that price point, but someone accidentally jumped the gun.

Amazon spokespeople didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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