You’d be forgiven for thinking that any smartphone or tablet offering from Polaroid would pack an almighty camera punch. I mean, it’s Polaroid we’re talking about; it has a reputation to uphold.
Well, seemingly it ain’t too fussed about said reputation, as the wares it had on display at Mobile World Congress were decidedly modest in the camera and display departments.
The Polaroid Pro X11B, for example, weighs in with just 2MP of camera action, while the Pro A12 (who comes up with these names?!) offers 5MP. Not convinced yet? How does Gingerbread (Android 2.3) sound?
Polaroid’s Spectrum tablets were said to be equally disappointing, with some of the lower models rocking resistive touchscreens and – wait for it – Android 2.2 (Froyo). What the…?
To make matters worse, build quality is reportedly terrible across the board. Why Polaroid would put its name on these things is beyond us.
Right, I’m off to catch a flight to Leeds. See you on the flip side…