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Polaroid's New Printing Camera Takes Us Back to the Future

Jan 8 2014 - 10:57am

You've been waiting for it for a long time [1], and now it's finally here. At this year's CES, Polaroid announced that this Fall, it will be releasing its newest camera — Socialmatic [2], which shares and prints your photos faster than you can say "selfie" "cheese."

In collaboration with the design company Socialmatic [3], Polaroid designed the camera so you can share pictures to social networks right away with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth abilities. And like the classic version we know and love, you can print pictures on the spot, except this time you get a 2- by 3-inch sticker-backed photo, and (sadly) there's no need for shaking.

More details of the Android-based camera? It comes with two cameras (a 14-megapixel front-facing camera and a two- megapixel rear-facing camera); a QR code prints on the corner of the photos so other Socialmatic users can scan and reprint; you get 4GB of internal storage and a micro SD slot; and you can edit or add icons and clip art to all the photos your heart desires.

Oh, and the price. It'll cost you $299, bringing the nostalgia factor to a pretty high price point for people with smartphones. But, man, is it cool.

Source: Polaroid [4] and Kelly Schwarze

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http://www.geeksugar.com/tech/Polaroid-Socialmatic-Camera-33370221