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Like Ahnold, Amazon's Echo Dot will be back

The Dot sold out faster than anticipated, but should return in time for the holidays.

Worry not, Amazon customers! The Dot will return.

Amazon's Echo Dot device sold out earlier this month, sparking rumors that the product had been discontinued. I checked with Amazon, which quickly confirmed that news of the Dot's demise were greatly exaggerated.

The $90 Dot, a hockey-puck shaped speaker that houses Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, was introduced in March along with the Amazon Tap speaker. The Dot can be used as a tiny, standalone speaker or can connect directly to a homeowner's speakers and turn them into Alexa-powered ones.

A spokeswoman told CNET on Thursday that the company was "surprised" the Dot sold out so quickly.

"I expect Echo Dot will be a big hit this holiday season, but I'll have to ask you to stay tuned for more on availability," she continued.

So, yes, the Dot will be back -- we just don't know when.

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