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Facebook launch new Portal devices

In November, Facebook launched the Portal and Portal + smart speakers, its first hardware products outside virtual reality.


It will double in your home hardware boost. Reuters reported Tuesday that the company plans to reveal new Portal hardware, including devices with new form factors, this fall.

?We have much more that we will present later this fall, new form factors that we will send,? said AR / VR Vice President on Facebook, Andrew Bosworth, during an interview at the Code Conference in Scottsdale. Arizona

No other details about the new portals were revealed.

I don't have exact figures for Portal sales

But there are indications that it is not selling so well. The lack of hum is one; The fact that Facebook drastically reduced the price of the Portal in April is another.

The income category of ?Payments and other fees? Facebook, in which VR and Portal revenues are hidden, fell 6 million dollars in the first quarter of 2019, compared to the same period last year.

Bosworth told The Verge that Portal sales were very good, but he refused to say how many units the company has sold.

In general

As many reviewers point out, the idea of ??having a physical presence of Facebook at home seems too much, especially due to Facebook's long chain of privacy issues in recent years.

Facebook seems to be aware of the concerns. Bosworth reiterated that the Portal is about "Human connection" Y "Private conversation".