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Polaroid Announces New Q Line of Tablets and $1,000 4K TV to be Debuted Next Week at CES

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Today, Polaroid has given us a first look into what the company will be announcing when its booth opens up at CES next week. Three new tablets in Polaroid’s new Q line and a 4K resolution TV for $1,000 are the highlights of the show. Each of the new Q tablets is a different size, but they will all feature quad-core processors and run Android 4.4 Kit Kat

The Q7, Q8 and Q10 will be featured next week at Polaroid’s booth at CES. Polaroid in a press release today said that these three WiFi-only tablets will be mainly focused on consuming media, but the front and rear cameras on each will allow users to “capture their favorite memories, and share them via email and social media channels.” Polaroid was sparse on specs with their new Q line, but we can expect a Snapdragon 600 and a decent display. The Q7, Q8 and Q10 will cost $129.99, $149.99 and $179.99 respectively.

Polaroid is also looking to bring its brand name to the television market and they are starting big. A new 50″ Ultra High Definition 4K LED television will be announced at CES next week. Polaroid is boasting more than 8 million pixels and 3 HDMI inputs on its new 4K television that will retail for only $999.99.

When CES goes live next week we will be sure to keep you posted on these new gadgets from Polaroid. Anyone interested at this point?

Polaroid Adds Q Series to their US Tablet Line at CES 

New Tablet Line Features Quad-Core Processors & Android 4.4, KitKat O 

LAS VEGAS, January 2, 2014Polaroid is pleased to announce the newest addition to their robust tablet offering, the Polaroid Q Series.  The sleek new series will be on display in the Polaroid booth #13613 at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, and is comprised of the Q7 (7” tablet), Q8 (8” tablet) and Q10 (10.1” tablet). All three sizes are Wi-Fi enabled and feature super-fast Quad-Core processors, and the new Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.

“Tablets are changing the way consumers use and share their favorite media and memories, and Polaroid’s robust line of tablets is allowing more consumers to share with on-the-go convenience,” said Polaroid President and CEO Scott W. Hardy. “Our Q Series provides consumers with super-fast quad core processing speeds allowing for faster performance and less wait times when watching movies, or playing games.  In addition the Q series’ sleek design and affordable price point make it a great choice.”

The Polaroid Q Series tablet line is perfect for media and sharing on-the-go. Each tablet features an extended battery life, HDMI Bluetooth and front mounted speakers for hours of entertainment anywhere. The front and rear cameras allow users to capture their favorite memories, and share them via email and social media channels through the tablets’ built-in Wi-Fi. Users also have access to a plethora of apps, games, movies, music and more to enjoy on their Q Series tablet through the Google Play Store.

Designed and manufactured by Southern Telecom, an authorized Polaroid licensee, the Polaroid Q Series line of tablets have a suggested retail price of $129.00- $179.00 and will be available spring 2014.  For more information on all the Polaroid products that will be launched at the 2014 CES show, visit: http://www.polaroid.com.

Polaroid® Announces Exceptional Quality, Affordable Home Entertainment

Line at CES 2014 

New 50” Smart TV and 50” 4K Ultra High Definition TV from a Brand Consumers Know and Trust 

Las Vegas, January 2, 2014 Polaroid is making it easier than ever to enhance your home entertainment with a superior quality, affordable new line of televisions.  On display in the Polaroid booth #13613 at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, Polaroid will debut a 50” Smart TV that is Roku Ready® as well as a 50” Ultra HD 4K Television. These new televisions will provide consumers with unparalleled picture quality and several state of the art new features, all at an affordable price point.

“Not many people realize that Edwin Land was a pioneer in developing the polarizing technology used in modern televisions,” said Scott W. Hardy, President and CEO of Polaroid. “We are excited to bring consumers a state-of-the-art product at an affordable price point.  Families can share more movie nights together with our new home entertainment options.”

50” Roku Ready Smart TV

The 50GSR7100 50” Roku Ready Smart TV will allow consumers to stream more than 1,000 entertainment channels instantly with the revolutionary Roku Streaming Stick™. This built-in wireless device requires no cables and is powered by MHL, a port that closely resembles a standard H456 DMI and allows for easy plug-and-play use between the TV and the Roku Streaming Stick.  The 50” Smart TV comes equipped with three HDMI inputs to deliver uncompressed, crystal clear digital video and audio, and its contemporary, modern look will be sure to impress. Consumers will have complete control of their Roku Ready TV by custom remote and/or mobile app.

50” 4K Ultra HD (UHD) Resolution

The 50GSR9000 50” 4K Ultra HD (UHD) resolution television will provide entertainment lovers with a cinema style experience with four times the resolution of a full HD TV. This new line of 4K TV’s offers consumers the highest quality picture resolution at the best price.  Consumers will experience stunning color contrast, fluidity of motion and exceptional clarity with more than 8 million pixels. Its three HDMI inputs guarantee excellent digital audio and video quality.

Offered by Empire Electronics Corp, an authorized Polaroid licensee, these LED smart televisions offer a contemporary, modern look and will come equipped with an updated bezel and TV stand. The launch plan includes screen sizes ranging from 32”-69”. The MSRP will range from $599.99 for the 50” Smart TV and $999.99 for the 50” Ultra 4K TV.  For more information, visit www.polaroid.com.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Err… second Nav button from the left, is that for “Menu”?
    And what kind of arrangement is that??

  • Daniel Walsh

    Amazing price for the TV.

  • Patrick Crumpler

    Doesn’t Lady Gaga work for them?

  • Carlos Poblano

    Poloroid has TVs running Kit Kat, yet Samsung is stuck on Jellybean lol.

    • Adrynalyne

      Polaroid tablets, anyway.

  • Maxim∑

    another successful ~10in android tablet

  • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

    Either we’ve all entered an alternative universe, or a flood of similar tablet/4K TV will soon arrive at the market, as they are probably done by the same OEM.

  • Intellectua1

    I’m interested in seeing the $1000 4k TV, tablets not so much..

    • Kevin

      $1000 for a 50″ 4K TV is good. I wonder what’s the catch.

      • Adrynalyne

        Its made by Polaroid?

        • Maxim∑

          Yeah if this was Samsung or LG that would be nice

          • TheDrunkenClam

            My 39″ Samsung in my room is epic. However my 47″ LG 3D TV in my living room is great, but not perfect. The picture is perfect, and I love 3D blu rays on it. But the gaming aspect needs some work. It suffers from horrid input lag that makes gaming unplayable. Though I’m mostly satisfied with the TV, I will never buy another lg again.

          • Riz Virani

            I love my 39″ bedroom and 50″ living room LG TVs. I use the 50″ to game from my PC.. works awesome. Super beautiful

          • Michael Pahl

            response time is too slow on such a big TV for gaming…

      • JasonIvers

        Pixels aren’t everything… it could have crappy dynamic range, or insufficient brightness, or any of a number of other issues. There is a very clear difference between a Sony, or even Samsung, 40″ 1080p TV and one from a company like Vizio.

        • Adrynalyne

          My sister in law has an HDTV from them. It is blurry, colors are dull, and honestly, I rather watch paint peel than look at it whenever I visit.

        • Justin W

          My guess is poor viewing angles. I’d want to check it out in-person before committing to buying one.

      • Vernon

        The catch is it’s an LED, meaning it’ll very likely produce poor picture quality, show blur behind anything that moves, bloom in lit areas of the screen, and have blacks that look like blue or gray.

        The fact that plasmas will become virtually unavailable in 2014 and the best performing televisions (Panasonic, then Samsung plasmas) cannot sell, while we have yet to see reasonably priced OLED’s, goes to show why so many still carry iphones. That is to say quality performance and premium capability means close to nothing and the marketing in creating the “in” thing is all that matters.

        Sorry, to break everyone’s hearts who have bought the LED hype…. My rant for the day.

        • Aaron

          Amen to that. I made sure to snatch up a 65″ Panasonic plasma for my basement I’m finishing before they are gone forever. Can’t beat the picture quality for the price!

          • MJ

            I hope you got an extended warranty. My 55″ Panasonic plasma died after 14 months. A lot of people had the same issue. Then I had to wait 2 months for the part to fix it and pay almost $500. The guy that fixed it said he had the same part on order for 8 TVs like mine. Otherwise the TV has a great picture.

          • Aaron

            This will be my third plasma from panasonic, the oldest is working on 6 years. Haven’t had any issues so far. You can pretty much pick any electronics name brand and find a group of people that have had bad experiences. I previously had a high end Samsung LCD that lasted about 18 months and one of my friends had a sammy plasma that crapped out in under two years. They generally regarded as a good brand for TV’s but in our two experiences they were not.

          • MJ

            Normally I would agree with you, but this model TV had a high number of failures due to a design flaw in some Y board. After paying almost $2k for a TV and it dies right after the warranty ends, I did a lot of searching online about it and found a lot of people with the same problem. I talked to 2 different people at Best Buy where I bought it, one Geek Squad and one from corporate, and they both said they had a lot of problems with this TV. Also, considering I had to wait over 2 months for the part and the little mom and pop repair shop said they had 8 other people with the same TV and issue waiting for the part, I think it’s more than just a group. Like I said, it’s got a great picture and was rated the best TV at the time, but considering what I went through with it, I doubt I’d ever buy a Panasonic again. Maybe I’ll try a Polaroid lol.

        • QPHALO

          Yeah, my Nexus LCD TV has the best picture I have ever seen by far. And it was only $250. My Sharp quad color LCD TV that I paid way to much for has a horrible picture. Can’t get the black level and brightness right so everything always looks to dark. Is plasma better than LCD? Has anyone here ever seen a Polaroid screen? I’m sure at that price point they will sell out fast regardless.

          • Vernon

            Plasma (specifically Panasonic) is better in every way except Blu ray playback. Mid level to high end Samsung’s solve that problem as well as the top two or three Panasonic models. The difference there is negligible by the way. If I didn’t tell you, you would never no the difference. I have a two year Panasonic ST and the picture is more true to life than all but two or three LED’s (all of which have started at $3500 vs. $1000 for my TV). I sold TVs 2 years ago, and Polaroid was somehow finding a way to screw up their plasmas, so I wouldn’t expect high quality here. Until OLED’s are under $3000, I wouldn’t consider any technology other plasma. The issue is starting this tv tech year (Marchish), plasmas will be almost extinct and virtually impossible to find.

          • QPHALO

            If plasma is so good, why will they not be making then anymore,

          • Vernon

            Profit margins for manufacturers don’t come close to what get from selling LEDs. When I was in home theater (a couple years ago), it cost more to make a plasma than LED, that was/is sold for three times as much. Large corporations don’t care about good products, they care about profit. Plasmas aren’t profitable, LCD’s and LED’s are.

  • George264

    I keep reading “but the front and rear cameras on each will allow users to ”capture their favorite memories, and share them via email and social media channels.”” over, is the “but” necessary?

  • JBartcaps

    Wow that is dirt cheap, what did they skimp out on?

    • RockMarz

      The battery

    • KingofPing

      I know, right? SnapDragon 600 and a decent display for less than $200 on a 10″ tablet (making the assumption that the numbers reference size)….just….damn.

      I’m sure the Polaroid haters will find something to whine about…but who cares? This might actually replace my failing Nexus 10 if it looks good enough.

      (WiFi on the Nexus 10 for some reason keeps dropping out – regardless of ROM or version…Walmart buy, so no support from El Goog or Sammy)

      • Adrynalyne

        Have you actually seen any of Polaroid’s past tablets?

        You don’t have to be a hater to see how poor they are in brightness and quality. I would not assume this to be any different. I’ll reserve judgement for when we know for sure, however.

        • KingofPing

          • Adrynalyne

            Yeah, and? Go ahead and say something. I’ve used one, because I set it up as a birthday gift for a friend of mine’s daughter.. I’ve even used one of their TVs and it is blurry for an HDTV.

            http://polaroidstore.com/store/categories/tablet-computers.htm

            Companies don’t go from zero to hero overnight. I don’t know that this will be bad, but looking at the price and size..prepared to (not) be wowed.

          • KingofPing

            “I don’t know that this will be bad”

            That will be all, thank you. :-)

          • Adrynalyne

            Wow you didn’t the cherry pick what I said at all.

          • KingofPing

            I’m not the one making claims here. All I said was I would love it as described in the article… hoping it lives up to that description.

            And I predicted someone would show up to tell us all how bad it will be because it’s Polaroid.

            Well hello there.

            I think my cherry pick is very poignant. But shouldn’t we be doing some other kind of cherry picking? This isn’t really worth the time for either of us.

            Peace.

          • Adrynalyne

            This feels like an X-files episode.

            “I want to believe. ”

          • KingofPing

            That would make me Mulder and you Scully.

            Heh…

            I want it to be good. You…Don’t?

            (I’ve never actually been accused of being an optimist before but it looks like this may be my day!)

          • Adrynalyne

            Hell yeah I want it to be good! But at the same time, it is akin to hoping that Emerson’s next set of speakers will hold their own against Bose at a low low price.

          • KingofPing

            I’m just hoping for a Moto G in tablet form. If this is it, I couldn’t care less who makes it.

            Open your mind to the possibilities, Scully. :-P

        • jamaall

          Your right. I bought a cheap Polaroid tablet to check it out and it was horrible. No play store and the worst screen I’ve ever seen. Very laggy, slow, and they ruined it with their changes to jelly bean.

        • Justin W

          My aunt got a cheap one for around $100, and the screen is terrible, doesn’t have Play Store access, and, well, why get a tablet if the screen sucks, it doesn’t have Play Store access, it’s laggy as all get-out, and there’s no Dev support for it?

  • chris125

    Good to see these smaller players shipping a product with the latest version of android (well just about the latest)

  • TSON1

    I’ve about had enough of this button fuckery.

    • Adrynalyne

      So glad you said button.

      • Bigwavedave25

        hahaa

    • Allen Byrd

      And with the OS in general, too. Seriously, the only good skins are Motorola’s and some of HTC’s. I despise how everyone still insists on using hardware buttons or messing with the software buttons.

  • Nathan D

    Why must the back button be on the right side?

    • Jérôme Besnard

      To copy a bad idea from Samsung

  • Marcus

    I’m impressed