Polaroid announces Android-powered SC1630 Smart Camera, slated for release this year
Here’s something we weren’t expecting to see at CES today: Polaroid has just announced a new camera… powered by Android. The company’s new, 16-megapixel SC1630 Smart Camera features a 3x optical zoom lens, 3.2-inch touch-based display, 36-108mm lens and WiFi capabilities, but the real story here is the Android UI integration. With this five-ounce portable, users can take shots in 18 different scene modes and instantly upload their images to social networking sites. Plus, since it’s linked to the Android Market, they’ll even be able to sync it up with any of the myriad photo apps already available to smartphone and tablet users, while finding comfort in that oh-so familiar Android UI. Pricing is still a mystery and Polaroid hasn’t offered a release date more specific than “2012,” but we’ll hopefully find out more when we get our hands on it here in Las Vegas. Full PR after the break.