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Polaroid shocked the Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday when the company announced a new camera powered by Android. The Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera is a 3.2-inch device, and it features a whopping 16-megapixel camera capable of 3x optical zoom on a 36-108mm lens. When connected to Wi-Fi, users can instantly upload their images to social networking sites and will also even have access to the Android Market. No specific release date or price has been announced, however Polaroid has said the SC1630 Smart Camera will land sometime this year. Read on for the company’s press release.

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Interesting stuff. Being that digi-cams have had some of their market share slowly eaten by cellphones, this could be a good step for digital camera companies to take. Never expected Polaroid to be the first one up though. Wonder how far they can take the "Digi-digital-cam" and how much they can differentiate themselves to garner interest away from other mobile devices. Taking great pictures with excellent zoom is always a good thing.

Here's an Engadget link as well
Edited by Maniak - 1/11/12 at 1:05am
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i see hack hack going on with this thing. open source= most of the time bad
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i see hack hack going on with this thing. open source= most of the time bad

wat tongue.gif ok buddy

But I do want a ICS HD TV.... with a touch remote biggrin.gif, and dont forget a Tegra 3... WHO NEEDS A CONSOLE THEN?

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Only problem is that it's a Polaroid.
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now do we get android running playstation consoles?
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Not enough optical zoom. What am I supposed to do with 3? tongue.gif
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Only problem is that it's a Polaroid.

Exactly thumb.gif
I'll wait to see what devs come up with, this could shake stuff up in the point and shoot market
Also, only 512mb of RAM? Come on doh.gif
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amazing, super-cool!
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