Polaroid, a company typically known for providing its users with instant gratification when it comes to photos, has just announced two new tablets at CES this week. These new tablets are running the (almost) latest version of Android, 4.1 Jelly Bean. As the world movies away from film based cameras, Polaroid has made a few efforts to stay relevant, like their “Instagram-like” camera app for iOS, to their Android powered cameras. But it looks like the old camera company is looking to move into the growing tablet market with the M7 and M10, a seven and ten inch Android tablet respectively.
The M7 (the 7-inch tablet) features a dual-core processor and 8GB of storage, while the M10 (the 10-inch tablet) will come equipped with a quad-core processor and 16GB of storage. Both tablets come equipped with a 1280 x 800 px IPS display and a 2-megapixel front facing camera, support for an SD card, HDMI and a 5-megapixel rear camera.
Polaroid is going after the people’s wallets with their new tablets, in a good way, by undercutting both Amazon and Google—the two companies who have had the most success with Android tablet offerings—by selling their 7-inch M7 for only $129 and the M10 for $229. While these devices both run Android 4.1, they are slightly skinned with Polaroid own custom UI, but for the price tag (and the polaroid brand name) some people may not mind.