16-Megapixel Polaroid Android Ice Cream Sandwich Phone

When we think Polaroid it is those classic photos that captured great moments to share with friends and family instantaneously. Since then Polaroid has gone on to develop many digital cameras albeit not gaining as much popularity.

16-Megapixel Polaroid SC1630 camera will run Android 4.0 ICS and can make phone calls

Well the latest venture by the camera company will no doubt turn heads. At CES 2012 earlier this week, Polaroid unveiled the SC1630 which blurs the line between cameras and phones. Now this is not to be mistaken for an Android smartphone with a good camera and that is why Polaroid has decided to label it a “camera phone” and not a “phone camera”.

Boasting a 16-megapixel camera that is also capable of shooting HD videos, the lens has 3x optical zoom (6.5–18.5 mm or 36–108 mm when compared to full-frame) and 5x digital zoom. At first glance it looks like any other digital pocket camera but when you power up the screen there is the all too familiar Android operating system. So Polaroid basically wants you to look at this as a digital camera with the ability to make phone calls.

Other features include a 3.2-inch multi-touch widescreen display, 18 shooting modes, face and smile detection for portrait mode, ability to transfer photos to Polaroid printers via WiFi and Bluetooth, as well as a 32GB microSD card.

Polaroid aims to have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board its SC1630 when it releases. The price tag sits at a fair $299.

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