Today, Facebook announced two new additions to the Portal family of video calling devices. The portable 10-inch version, Portal Go, is priced at $199 while the larger 14-inch version with a tilting HD display, called Portal+, is $349. Pre-orders are open now at portal.facebook.com with devices expected to be available on October 19. Facebook is also pushing its Portal brand into the business market with Portal for Business.
Portal Go brings the best of Smart Camera video calling to a device that can move from room to room. The new 12-megapixel ultrawide camera, integrated carrying handle and long-lasting battery allow conversations to go anywhere. It also doubles as a portable speaker for your home when not on video calls.
The all-new 14-inch Portal+ features a 12-megapixel Smart Camera with an ultrawide lens. Stereo speakers are also a bonus on the Portal+. Portal makes the perfect dedicated screen for video calls, freeing your computer for notes and multitasking.
Portal is not just for work though, with integrations for Spotify, Pandora, and iHeartRadio you can enjoy high fidelity tunes throughout the day. You can also display your favorite photos from Facebook and Instagram and share them with family and friends.
Beginning in December, Portal takes business collaboration even further by enabling integration with Microsoft teams across all touch-enabled Portal devices. With Microsoft Teams integration users will have files, contacts, calendars, and more right at their fingertips. Teams will have Microsoft security built-in with Microsoft Intune app protection.
Facebook is also introducing Portal for Business which is a new service for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to leverage Portal’s video calling. SMBs will be able to create and manage Facebook Work accounts. Portal Device Manager will also allow companies to manage employee devices and access the business portal. Portal for Business also allows organizations to provision, reboot, and see the status of devices no matter where your workforce is located. Portal for business is currently in beta if you’d like to learn more or participate go to the Portal for Business website.
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