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Facebook is working on a smart column display

Corporation Mark Zuckerberg intends to compete with Apple and Google HomePod Home, reports Bloomberg.

According to the source, Facebook are testing two new devices. The first analog smart columns already available on the market (such as Echo from Amazon): with a microphone, speakers and your own voice assistant. The second — vertical stand with a touch screen diagonal of 13 to 15 inch laptops like. Another advantage — camera with wide-angle lens, a gadget designed for video calls.

From the idea of a private platform Facebook has refused, so the speakers work on Android.

Both columns will show the world not before next spring at the developer conference F8. The simplest version is estimated at $100 (when HomePod asking $350), and the column with display will cost a few hundred. Although it is likely that closer to release from the model without display and give focus to the force is older.

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