Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera with Android (video demo)

January 23, 2012

UPDATE: check here if you’re looking for the newly announced Polaroid iM1836 Android Camera with Interchangeable lens.

Polaroid introduced an interesting new product at CES 2012 in Las Vegas the other week. The Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera is a digital camera that’s powered by Android. That’s right, it’s a camera first, Android device second. The front looks like a standard 16 megapixel camera with built in 3X optical zoom, but when you flip it over and power on the 3.2-inch touchscreen display, you’re greeted with the Android operating system in all its glory. It also has WiFi functionality and a cellular radio.

Unfortunately, as you’ll see in the video, the software is a bit buggy, slow, and it seems to be powered by underwhelming specs (supposedly 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM). I should mention Polaroid claims it will be updated with a newer software build of Android in time for launch, so maybe that will help speed it up. This one is due out in April of his year for around $300.

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