New Techie Barbie Will Be Able To Do Something That No Barbie Has Done Before

Barbie has met the Internet Age.

For the first time ever, Barbie will no longer be a quiet companion for kids. 

Mattel unveiled its "Hello Barbie," which will be able to talk using Wi-Fi and Toy Talk, a speech recognition app. 

The idea is that Barbie will now be able to do everything a child has ever dreamed of, like play games, hold a conversation and even remember what the child likes. 

In the video below, a Mattel spokesperson describes the technology behind the new doll and explains why the company saw a need for an interactive Barbie.

"The number one request we hear from girls around the world is that they want to have a conversation with Barbie," says the spokesperson. "Now, for the first time ever, Barbie can have a two-way conversation."

The doll will be available this fall for $74.99. 


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