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Polaroid's Socialmatic Android Camera

Jan 22, 2014 06:17 PM EST

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The Polaroid Socialmatic is an Android camera with 14-megapixels, Bluetooth functionality, 4.5” Android touchscreen LCD display, Zero Ink printer and wi-fi. The device reatils for $299. Built-in software lets users take a photo and then share via Twitter, Pininterest and Facebook on a Wi-Fi network. A QR code connects Socialmatic users giving access to Polaroid’s servers. Android users also have a Micro SD slot,  4GB of internal storage included with the Camera.

The company is seeking to further grow its brand and consumer reach. Details and features have not been released. “Our Q Series provides consumers with super-fast quad core processing speeds allowing for faster performance and less wait times when watching movies, or playing games,” stated Scott W. Hardy, Polaroid’s President and CEO. The company’s line of Polaroid Q Series Android tablets and its 50-inch “Smart” TV. The Q Series running on Android 4.4 “KitKat” OS are its latest devices.  Prices ranges for the low cost tablets are from $129 to $179.  The tablets will become available after the preview this Spring.

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The Polaroid Store carries its latest tablet, the Polaroid 7-inch Android 4.0 8GB Internet Kids Tablet with Camera and Rechargeable Battery, PTAB750 . Over the past few years, tablets have emerged as a highly convenient and portable means of entertaining children and adults alike according to Polaroid. The company has taken this simple premise and has created a product entirely designed for children. This highly acclaimed tablet has award winning design has decorated the pages of Consumer Report, Yahoo! Shopping and The Washington Post.

Android is poised to remain a market leader. Android 4.4 smartphones which are lower in cost are aimed to gain big wins over its consumers. With many versions of Android’s low cost smartphone now on the market, consumers can benefit from many areas such as low cost, lower resolution displays, minimal data speeds and smaller memory.

Opportunities and growth indicators are coming from Android’s low-end smartphone market. Android is still the leading device operating system (OS) in 2013, accounting for 38 percent of shipments. According to Gartner, “Tablet Shipments Increase 53.4 Percent, “Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.32 billion units in 2013, a 4.5 percent increase from 2012. The market is being driven by a shift to lower-priced devices in nearly all device categories.” The report this month indicated Android will lead the trend as number one in low-end smartphone market growth leaving Apple far behind at number three. The demand for low-end smartphone’s is expected to rapidly take off in emerging countries such as Brazil, China and India.

The company currently carries a line of Android Computer Tablets, Tablets, Tablet Computers and Wireless E-Readers at low prices. Its multifunctional computer tablets include the 10 Inch Android 4.0 Color Internet Tablet with 8GB Internal Memory with wifi capabilities, the 7 Inch High Resolution Color E-Reader with 2GB Internal Memory, the 7-inch Android 4.0 Internet Kids Tablet with Camera and Rechargeable Battery and new models.

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