Polaroid Joins Tablet Party with Very Affordable M7 and M10

The brand known for its photography products is venturing into the lucrative tablet market. The Polaroid M7 features a 1,280 x 800 pix resolution 7-inch IPS display, a dual-core CPU, microSD support, a decent 2-MP front-facing camera, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to give the package a nice buttery smooth feel. With a $129 price tag, the M7 is 35% cheaper than the today's top-selling budget tablets -- the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD. Aside from the M7, Polaroid also unveiled at the CES 2013 the $229 M10, which features higher-end specs like a 10-inch screen, a quad-core processor, 5-MP and 2-MP cameras, and HDMI-out. The new Android Jelly Bean-running tablets are slated to arrive in the spring.

What Else You Need To Know

  • Polaroid's official announcement did not identify the processor’s makers, model or clocking speed, the RAM and battery capacity of the new devices.
  • The current-generation iPad, which is the market leader, has a $499 price tag while its smaller variant, the iPad mini, has a starting price of $329.

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While you shouldn’t expect the most mind-blowing specs from the pair, they offer a decent set of features for the price. - Kevin Krause, Phandroid  
Don’t get us wrong, the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fires already shine in that department, but the M7 might just give the two a run for their money. Polaroid’s tab is set to start selling at only $129, so less than both its opponents, while featuring an HD panel, a dual-core CPU and microSD support. - Adrian Diaconescu, Android Authority  
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Polaroid claims that it didn’t cut corners on quality to reach this price point. You still get a nice, bright IPS display, dual-core and quad-core processors, and thin, light design

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