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Oh, Alexa. Amazon may have accidentally outed a cheaper Echo Dot

Amazon Echo's Twitter account tweeted an alleged link to an "all-new" Echo Dot, before deleting the evidence.

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Amazon may have jumped the gun on a cheaper version of the Echo ​Dot, itself a smaller version of Amazon's bluetooth Echo speaker with Alexa voice assistant. The Amazon Echo Twitter account apparently released a tweet earlier this week linking to an "all-new" Echo Dot for $49.99, according to Business Insider.

However, clicking the link reportedly led to the Amazon page for the Echo Dot released in March. Since the original Echo Dot sold out soon after its release -- and is still sold out on Amazon -- nobody who clicked the Twitter link could buy any device. Soon after, the tweet was gone.

We're not sure if Amazon deleted the tweet due to inaccurate information or because the company accidentally scooped its own story, and Amazon didn't respond to our request for comment.

We think the Amazon Echo is flat-out fantastic, so even more cost-conscious pricing would be terrific news. Check out everything we liked about the diminutive Echo Dot in the video below, plus all the pros and cons in CNET's full Echo Dot review.

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