Today at CES 2014, Polaroid announced a new Android-powered instant digital camera that blends new and old school photography, allowing users to not only post and share photos instantly, but also print.
The Polaroid Socialmatic, which has “a unique square shape and vintage design,” gives users the choice of using a 14 MP front camera or 2 MP rear camera to capture images that can be posted to social networking sites via Wi-Fi or a Bluetooth Internet connection from a mobile phone.
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It also features a 4.5-inch touchscreen “LCD display,” an LED flash, MicroSD card slot and 4GB of internal storage.
Bringing the best of vintage photography to the future, it can print a 2-by-3-inch full-color sticker-backed Zink photo in under a minute. The Polaroid Socialmatic print images on ZINK Paper, which is an ink-free Zero Ink Printing technology by ZINK Imaging.
Before printing, images can be touched up and edited, plus clip art, icons and text can be added.
Thanks to an agreement between C&A Licensing and Socialmatic, the Polaroid Socialmatic instant camera will be available later this year. The price has not yet been announced.