Polaroid is taking a turn from their usual cameras and going down a different lane. While many expected the pioneers of instant-film cameras to debut an Android powered shooter during the CES, the company has surprised everyone with their plans to show an Android tablet.
And even more surprising is that the device is not intended for the usual customers. Polaroid is aiming their tablets for kids.
The device is designed specifically for kids, so you can guess that it would be a lot sturdier than your usual gadgets. It will be equipped with rear and side bumpers, parental controls and a safe web browser.
The company is also setting up an App Shop exclusive for their kids’ tablets. It would contain a mix of free and paid apps that kids would enjoy playing with.
The device would come pre-loaded with interactive children’s books as well as NOOK for Android with Dr. Seuss and Smithsonian books. That should make it a little educational as well as entertaining.
Heading over the specifications, the tablet would be running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and it would feature a display with a resolution of 800 x 480. A 1GHz Cortex A8 processor would give the power, and the slate will also pack 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
The memory can be expanded using an SD card slot, and a 2-megapixel rear shooter would satisfy photographic needs. Other features include WiFi and a 3500 mAh battery.
The company will showcase the device during CES 2013, but if you are interested in buying the slate now, you can do so from the company’s website. You can also purchase it from Kohl’s retail stores later this month, and you need to pay $149.99 to own it.