Is Facebook’s Portal TV A Flop?

Is Facebook’s Portal TV A Flop?

Facebook’s new Portal TV device is part video chat and part set top box. Unfortunately, the early reviews have not been great. In fact, this CNet reviewer literally said nobody should buy it. It’s not a unique phenomenon either. Bloomberg’s reviewer said the video chat functionality was great but the device fails as a set top box. USA Today’s reviewer had a similar sentiment. This doesn’t bode well for the success of the $149 device.

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