Last month, Facebook announced the launch of its portal platform: an Echo Show-like competitor designed to put Facebook-driven video clips directly on your kitchen counter. Today you can buy it ̵1; but is the consumer interested?
Both Portal and Portal Plus are available today from Facebook, Amazon and Best Buy. Both have video calls via the Facebook network, with the regular $ 199 sports portal (a profile that looks strong like Amazon's Echo Show), like Portal Plus ($ 349), rocking a much larger 15.6 -tone screen that you can use in either portrait mode – see above or rotate to widescreen mode. Both devices have a single camera at the top, but it is designed to zoom in when you move, say your kitchen while the video is talking to a friend.
We have already talked about the portal and we do not have a special rosy view of Facebook's awesome appetite for personal data and their free use of the collected data. However, Facebook has strongly emphasized the protection features of the device, including a physical death contact for the camera and microphone, but considering the general mistrust of the company – who has not had a relative, they ask if they think Facebook is listening to their conversation? "It can be difficult to sell.
Even though it's too early to tell, the sales date next month will paint a picture of public information about whether a Facebook-powered video console belongs in its living space or not.
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