Polaroid has used CES 2014 to announce a new lineup of tablets dubbed the Q series, which includes the Q7, Q8, and Q10 with 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10-inch display, respectively. These will be inexpensive devices running Google Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system.
“Polaroid” isn’t a name that most people would associate with tablets, but the company has been branching out from cameras in recent years.
All three models in the Q series will boast an extended battery life, allowing users to watch movies, play games, and share media on the go.
With quad-core processors, Polaroid states that the tablets will be fast and responsive, so users will be able to stream content and switch between apps with ease. However, the company has not stated what brand of processors it will be using, but given the price, chances are they will be inexpensive.
The tablets will house an HDMI port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and front-mounted speakers to deliver optimal sound performance. Users will be able to take photos using the front and rear-facing cameras, and share them with friends and family over social networking or email. Users will have full access to the Google Play Store, offering a wide breadth of apps and other content.
Polaroid will be pricing the Q series competitively, with prices starting at $130 up to $180, making them the cheapest tablets running Android 4.4 as of this writing. The Q7, Q8, and Q10 will be available sometime in Spring 2014.