Polaroid’s new Socialmatic Camera was not the only device the company announced at CES 2015. Polaroid also announced the availability of a new L Series line of tablet devices. The L Series consists of two tablets, the L7 which is a 7-inch tablet and the L10, a 10.1-inch tablet, both of which will come with Android Lollipop. Polaroid is clearly going after entertainment consumers with the tablet line as indicated by CEO Scott Hardy’s statement, “Our L Series provides consumers with super-fast quad core processing speeds allowing for faster performance and less wait times when watching movies, playing games or surfing the web. In addition the L Series’ sleek design and affordable price point make it a great choice.”
This morning, Polaroid announced a new camera that stays true to the company’s history while introducing a modern twist. The Socialmatic Camera combines printing with online sharing in a classic design.
It prints on ZINK paper sized at 2×3 inches that is loaded into the camera’s body. The paper is also sticker-backed for easy physical posting.
People that prefer digital photography will take advantage of the built-in WiFi. It allows for seamless sharing to all of your favorite social networks — Instagram, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest. It is powered by Android and that is noticeable on the 4.5-inch display. This means that the options in the Play Store are what users have to work with.
The primary lens on the rear of the Socialmatic Camera is 14MP and the front-facing lens is 2MP. Polaroid did include LED flash. It can store up to 4GB in files; however, a microSD card slot is included for expanded storage.
Priced at $299, the Polaroid Socialmatic Camera will ship on January 15.
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Today Polaroid announced a new smartphone aimed at teenagers – the PolaSma (Polaroid Smartphone). While the company is struggling to survive, this new device is certainly a step forward.
The device comes with a 5″ LCD display with a resolution of 960×540, as well as a 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6582 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It also comes with an 8MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The PolaSma will come in 3 colors, Cherry Pink, Blueberry Blue, and Lemon Yellow.
Polaroid released a number of new tablets this year, including the Kids Tablet 3. They also released a range of new tablets in the Q series and the M series. The Q series features 7, 8 and 10-inch sizes, and features Android 4.4 KitKat as well as a quad-core processor.
The M series has a 7-inch and a 10-inch version, and will run on Android 4.4. It has 8GB of storage and also a microSD slot in case 8GB isn’t enough.
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There was one product that was released at CES 2014 that was aimed at a different demographic – kids! This new tablet features a quad-core processor, a new and improved HD display, and claims to provide an experience similar to that of it’s “adult” counterparts. It includes over 70 apps including books, games and educational content. It also features parental controls and a safe web browser.
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Polaroid has been working on a new camera that they think merges some old-school style with the utility of a modern Android-powered device, the Polaroid Socialmatic. Of course, anyone who remembers old Polaroid cameras knows part of the magic was seeing the picture spit out of the camera and then waiting for it to “develop” so everyone could see the image that was just captured. With the ability to view images virtually instantly on a smartphone screen, there is not much utility in being able to print an image any longer, but Polaroid thinks there may still be some consumers out there that want to re-live the experience. The Polaroid Socialmatic delivers at least partially on that front by providing the capability to print 2×3 copies of images using Zero Ink (Zink) printing technology.
Just in time for 2014’s Consumer Electronics Show, Polaroid has unveiled a new line of tablets in the United States. The Q Series line will include 7, 8, and 10-inch sizes. The names are quite simple — Q7, Q8, and Q10. The tablets will feature quad-core processors that run Android 4.4 KitKat. With those kind of specifications, it seems that this is what Polaroid wants to shift their focus on for 2014. The company touts the Q Series as a media consumption tablet that is very portable. Like the Nexus 10 tablet, it has front facing speakers. Also, the Q Series line will feature an HDMI port. The prices will start at $129.00 and go up to $179.00. Clearly this is a budget tablet; however, the quad-core processor and Android 4.4 KitKat seem to say otherwise.
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Polaroid has announced a follow-up to their mildly successful Kids Tablet 2. The upgraded tablet is featuring the same 7-inch form of its predecessor, but it’s picking up a slightly improved processor, 1 GB of RAM, and Android 4.2. On top of that, it’s preloaded with over 70 apps and e-books for children, boasting offerings from Cartoon Network, Disney, and Marvel. For a child-friendly tablet, that’s a ton of content available right out of the box.
The tab will run $149 at Toys R Us, which is slightly more than similar child tablets, but when you factor in all of the additional freebies, it’s a solid deal. Anyone planning on picking one of these up as a Christmas present?
Polaroid announced their iM1836 Android-powered camera back at CES 2013 in January, and starting now it’s available at Walmart or on Amazon.com. The device features an interchangeable lens, which is a nice addition that keeps it ahead of the Galaxy Camera. Pricing isn’t bad either at $299.99.
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Everyone knows camera apps are a huge deal. A smartphone camera is one of the biggest selling points on a device, which is why photo apps do so well on the Play Store. The newest photo filter app to jump in the fray is Polamatic, and it’s aiming to reproduce older style filters and frames similar to Polaroid cameras. It comes with 36 Polaroid frames, 20 photo filters, and a host of captioning and sharing options to make sure all your friends see your creative side.
Polamatic also offers a complete camera interface to take pictures within the app, instead of just importing photos from your stock camera app. Fortunately, the interface allows you to control the flash and change between front and back cameras, so it hasn’t hit the version 1.0 problems that some other new camera apps have.
If you want to give the app a spin, it’s $1.99. Hit the break below to check it out.