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The Polaroid SC1630 – the first Android camera

Is it a camera, is it a phone? Whatever it is, you can play Angry Birds on it if you feel like it

Look at the Polaroid SC1630 from the back and you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s just another average Android phone. Turn it around it a little, though, and the truth will out – this is no phone at all, it’s the world’s first Android camera.

The SC1630 Smart Camera comes packing a 16MP CCD sensor with 3x optical zoom lens, face and smile detection and 18 scene modes. A Smart Album feature can arrange pics by date, location and people – and of course there’s on-board editing, too.

And yes, that is Android running quite happily on its 3.2in touchscreen – the SC1630 features onboard Wi-Fi for instant uploading to Flickr, Facebook and other picture sites, and can run the full Android Market if you fancy a few rounds of Angry Birds between snaps.

You’ll also be able to buy it with cellular data connectivity. Which would make it, er, a phone. Wouldn’t it?

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