That 8x zoom camera looks to be Portal's major point of differentiation, as the zoom enables Portal to track and follow your face around the room when making video calls over Messenger, which sounds either really cool or really creepy depending on how you feel about Facebook as of late. The device itself is powered by Amazon's Alexa, and although Facebook was originally believed to be building its own personal assistant for the smart displays, using Amazon's Echo probably seemed like a much better idea and solution.
Facebook Portal comes in two display sizes: Portal, which is 10 inches, and Portal Plus, which is a whopping 15 inches.
Pre-orders are available from Facebook right now, with the smaller Portal being priced at $199 and the Portal+ coming in at $349. They will go on sale from November. And the company is clearly aware of that - so the device is created to respect your privacy, at least according to Facebook. However, preorders will be limited to USA buyers initially - Amazon and Best Buy will also stock them. The cameras and the microphones in these two devices can be disabled with a switch. Portal also comes with Facebook and Messenger integration. The company has been working on a smart display product for a while, and it finally made things official this afternoon with the Portal and the Portal+. All video calls over Portals are encrypted. Users activate the device by using the wake word "Portal" to make calls.
Facebook is hoping Portal and Portal Plus will be on people's holiday gift-giving lists. Facebook says it doesn't listen to or store the contents of any Portal call, and all of the A.I. features for Smart Camera and Speaker run locally in the device, not on Facebook's servers. As a camera, it offers a nice upgrade to the Skype or FaceTime video-chat experience that many of us have on a phone or computer.
But the launch of a product putting a camera into homes is likely to raise privacy issues for the social media giant, which has suffered several data breaches this year involving tens of millions of user accounts. Facebook is also providing users with the option to set a 4 to 12-digit passcode for Portal before anyone can use it. The devices don't have facial recognition and do not identify who is using the device as well. The company has revealed details about its Amazon Echo competitor, a voice-controlled, webcam-equipped smart screen named Portal.
"Frankly if we don´t build the hardware, I do have concerns", Bosworth admitted, saying it was crucial to put "people first" whether delivering a platform for virtual reality or augmented reality. You can also receive $100 United States dollars off any two devices - this means a bundle of two Portal devices will be priced at $298 USD, so you can share the experience right out of the box. Facebook has partnered with Spotify Premium, Pandora, and iHeartRadio, as well as Facebook Watch, Food Network and Newsy with mode on the way.
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