It looks like Facebook might enter the smart speaker market.
According to a report by DigiTimes, the company is working on a connected speaker with a 15-inch display that will be released in the first quarter of 2018.
The device is said to be being made by Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Pegatron, which has already kicked off a small pilot production at its plants in China, says DigiTimes.
Facebook’s smart speaker would go head to head with other devices in the market, such as the Google Home and the Amazon Echo Show.
While the Echo is powered by Alexa, and the Home by Google Assitant, the Facebook speaker reportedly won’t have a digital assistant on board.
This, of course, means that its functionality could be somewhat limited.