Facebook unveiled two new Portal video calling devices today, adding to its line of smart displays with a focus on easy-to-use features. A redesigned Portal+, with a higher resolution screen, will replace the original Portal+ model at the same price of $349, and the new battery powered portable Portal Go will join the lineup of devices at $199. Both devices will be available starting Oct. 19. ...
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