The device that agglomerates iPad and Alexa functionalities have gained updates to try its luck, once again, in the virtual assistants and tablets market.
Facebook announced on Tuesday, 21, two new models of video calls reeling apparatus Portal, including a portable version of the first version of the device.
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Although the company demonstrates that the device’s focus is the corporate world, Facebook was already unsuccessful in the product’s first foray in 2018 and is now trying to return to the task of convincing buyers that they need such a model.
The challenge is to compete with the fact that tablets have the same features as a Portal, and there is already a certain hegemony of virtual assistants from other brands in the homes of potential consumers.
Updates announced on Tuesday include a “home mode” that lets you share screen and control access to contacts and apps. The company also introduced a feature that allows users to watch TV through the device with others who are not using the Portal.
Facebook said the Portal Go laptop will cost $199 and the larger-screen version, Portal+, the latest generation of the device, will cost $349.
The social network also said it will start adding support for Microsoft Teams to the Portal in December.
In August, Facebook launched a test of a remote virtual reality application in which Quest 2 eyewear users can hold meetings in the form of avatars of themselves.