Jan 3rd, 2014


For the past several years Polaroid has made a few feeble attempts at jumping on the Android bandwagon. There were, of course, a couple flavors of Android-powere cameras. Then there were the tablets, of the kiddie and regular variety. None were particularly impressive, but Polaroid hopes to change that this year with the announcement of three new KitKat-powered slates as part of their new Q series.

That’s right. At the very least, these three budget-oriented devices ship with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, which is more than a lot of devices can boast. Otherwise the spec list isn’t all that notable. There is quad-core processing, though it likely won’t blow away the benchmark tests, and HDMI video output as part of the package, but otherwise don’t expect much from Polaroid’s lineup of Q tablets.


Three models will be on display next week at CES, which seems to be their preferred location to unveil devices that will quickly be forgotten by tech fans and probably never noticed by the general public. The Q7 features a 7-inch display while the Q8 and Q10 feature 8-inch and 10.1-inch displays respectively. The real selling point on these guys, though, is the price. The Q7 will retail for $129 while the largest option isn’t much more expensive at $179.


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