Facebook launched at the end of 2018 its series of Portal devices, intelligent speakers designed to be present in the home and with which you can interact to, among other things, make video calls with contacts in the social network.
“Facebook lowers the price for Mother’s Day, but the reality is that the demand for Portal is low among users.”
This is the response of the social network to other smart speakers for the home that have flooded the market in recent months, such as Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa, although with more social tints.
The two models of Facebook speakers, which at the moment can not be purchased in Spain, have a price starting at $ 199 in the United States. Well, to be exact, that was the price they had now, since Facebook has reduced its price by half.
The Facebook Portal can now be obtained from $ 99. Facebook drastically reduces the price of the devices with the excuse of the closeness of Mother’s Day, but the reality is that it does so only six months after launching them on the market, which can also be interpreted as a sign that devices definitely do not They are selling as the company expected.
In fact, the reality is that they are not being put up for sale in other markets, something that was part of the company’s plans for the first half of 2019, but possibly the low demand in the US market has led Facebook to take the determination to wait for the possible launch in other countries.
The price drop is drastic, but the speakers of Facebook not only have to fight against competition from Google and Amazon among other companies, but also against the own setbacks of the conglomerate led by Mark Zuckerberg.
The constant scandals of security around the personal information of the users do not help that the users decide to acquire the devices. Who would not want to have a smart speaker of Facebook in the living room of his house listening to all conversations and with a camera ready to be activated at any time? Would you consider it as an ideal gift for Mother’s Day?