Facebook Smarthome Device Coming This Year?

Facebook Smarthome Device Coming This Year?

Reportedly, Facebook is working on a hardware device called Portal that will ship later this year. The device is expected to be similar to Amazon’s Echo Snow which is essentially a smart speaker with a screen. It can function as a video phone and a number of other gadgets. Rumor has it Facebook’s device will sell for $499 while the Echo Snow is only $230. What will Facebook add that will justify the cost?

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