Facebook Plans Video Chat Device To Rival Amazon Echo Show

Facebook Plans Video Chat Device To Rival Amazon Echo Show

Facebook is about to jump into the home device market with its video chat system named Portal putting it in the same league as the Amazon Alexa.

Facebook have declined to comment, however Andrew Bosworth, who is in charge of augmented and virtual reality at the company, appeared to confirm Portal's existence after sharing the story on Twitter and suggesting that 2018 will be "an exciting year for augmented reality and virtual reality".

Facebook is now planning to price Portal at $499 but could decide to lower the price to further spur consumer adoption, the Cheddar report said. It looks like a discovered a year ago is part of the Portal project.

Sources say Portal will be announced at Facebook's F8 conference in May.

Through this, it will be able to associate different people with their Facebook accounts, and log them in without forcing them to enter their login details.

Looks like Facebook is getting serious about hardware after years of chatter.

The device is reportedly part of Facebook's Building 8, its secretive R&D center for hardware projects. Let's hope Portal does better than the.

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