Polaroid has been one of the busiest tech companies lately, unveiling a kid-friendly 7-inch tablet and then the first Android-powered smart camera with interchangeable lenses. But that’s not all Polaroid had for show at CES in Las Vegas, with the M10 tab actually grabbing much of people’s attention.
This is a 10.1-inch Jelly Bean-flavored slate with a 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution screen, so it doesn’t really have what it takes to be an “iPad killer”. Then again, the $229 price tag recommends it for a place in the hearts of budget-caring tech enthusiasts, who will be ecstatic to hear that they don’t have to cough up 500 or 600 bucks to get a decent tablet.
And the M10 actually qualifies for being called “decent”, having a quad-core processor under its hood, 16 GB of internal memory, microSD support, dual 5 MP/2 MP cameras, a 7,800 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and HDMI.
The user interface is kind of weird, with a skinned version of Android 4.1 that looks a lot like Windows, but other than that you can’t find the M10 many faults. The tablet is expected to go on sale sometime during spring of 2013, so keep an eye out for any movement on Polaroid’s website.