Android Devices

Polaroid tablet bucks the trend, goes square

January 7, 2011 | by Michael Heller

Tablets

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I won’t lie, I watched the whole video for this Polaroid tablet hoping and hoping that at some point it would print a picture out of the back. Spoiler alert! It never happened. Sad.

So, going strong for the award for “Most Surprising Company to Feature an Android Tablet at CES”, we’ve got a new front-runner with Polaroid! I was genuinely confused when I first saw this story, but it is true. Polaroid is jumping into the tablet game.

The Polaroid tablet is 9.7 inches and looks to be bucking the trend of black rectangular tablets, by being closer to a 4:3 ratio, than the more common 16:9 ratio form factor that we’ve been seeing throughout the show, though it is still black. Otherwise, the specs are fairly unimpressive:

  • Cortex A8 1GHz processor
  • 4GB internal storage
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • 6800 mAH battery

Based on the apps listed on the device, it doesn’t seem to be marketed for North America. Does this interest any of our international readers?

[Android Central]