At some point yesterday, Amazon’s official Echo twitter account tweeted an introduction to an “all-new Echo Dot … for just $49.99” and then promptly deleted the tweet. Several people have archived the tweet, so it looks like someone at Amazon may have jumped the gun on the announcement.
It seems the Echo Dot’s return will be sooner rather than later, and surprisingly at a cheaper $49.99 price than the original $89.99 price it was announced at. The usage of “all-new” in the tweet could also suggest the device has been updated or refreshed in some way compared to the original.
Amazon is holding an event in the UK tomorrow at 11 am BST (3 am PST) where we expect them to announce the availability of Echo and Alexa in the UK for the first time. That would also be a great time to announce the return of the Echo Dot. We should know for sure soon enough.