Polaroid SC1630 Hands-On

Polaroid SC1630

The Polaroid SC1630 is a new Android-based camera that was unveiled at CES 2012.  I had a chance to check it out up close and get a little taste of its performance.

I found it more than a little ironic that Polaroid would produce a camera that looks and feels like a phone while other manufacturers are fighting to differentiate the point and shoot camera from smart phones.

Polaroid SC1630

Even more intriguing is the fact that the Polaroid SC1630 offers a SIM-card slot, along with a speaker and mic that make it possible to use it as a phone. [Read more…]

The Best Camera Coming to Android Phones

I sat down to watch the Chase Jarvis and Zack Arias live interview session late one night last week.  While I watched a recorded version of it, they were taking Twitter questions during the live stream.  One question asked Chase whether The Best Camera app would be coming to Android.  I don’t recall his exact words, but Chase’s response made it clear that The Best Camera is in the works for Android.  No details of availability dates were spilled, and really, the comments about the app were just for a few seconds, but it appears to be on the way nonetheless.

I’m not sure where the video was at when Chase discussed this (it’s probably in the last 45 minutes or so), but feel free to add the time stamp in the comments if you catch it.

Nokia VP Says Cell Phone Cameras Will Replace DSLRs

Apparently, Anssi Vanjoki, Executive VP at Nokia, has been sippin’ a bit too much of grandpa’s cough medicine.  According to a report from Reuters, Vanjoki was quoted as saying that cell phone cameras would soon “revolutionise the market for system cameras” and that “[t]here will be no need to carry around those heavy lenses.” [Read more…]

Flickr Integration for Radar – iPhone and Web-enabled Phones

There are a lot of photo apps for the iPhone.  Some are better than others.  Tiny Pictures says they’ve got the best thing for mobile Flickr users.  With the new Radar service, you can follow your Flickr contacts and engage in conversation through Flickr photo comments.

Get more details in the following press release.


SAN FRANCISCO ― March 11, 2009 ― Tiny Pictures, Inc. today launched Flickr integration for Radar (http://radar.net)—the leading service for real-time sharing of cameraphone pictures, videos and conversations between friends. The integration allows users to follow Flickr photos as they’re shared and stay on top of conversations around photostreams, directly from the Radar mobile applications, mobile site and desktop site.

“We have a long-standing affinity with the Flickr team and the massive photo community they’ve built, and we’re very excited to be able to offer the Radar mobile experience to Flickr users as well,” said John Poisson (http://radar.net/people/fugu), Founder and CEO of Tiny Pictures. [Read more…]