Hands-on: Android-powered Smart Camera from Polaroid [video]
Like Kodak, film company Polaroid was wrecked by the gradual takeover of digital cameras and demolished by the smartphone taking over the role of the casual/disposable point and shoot.
So Polaroid has embraced Android, and released what is effectively a super high megapixel smartphone without all that pesky communications gear.
The Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera has a 16 megapixel image sensor, 3x optical zoom, Wi-Fi, GPS, GSM/CDMA network connectivity, up to 32GB of memory via microSD, and a touchscreen interface powered by Android.
Polaroid says the SC1630 will be available in 2012, but did not announce a price, release date, or global availability.