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Socialmatic’s Polaroid-branded smart camera priced at $300

Image Credit: Socialmatic

Socialmatic is trying to jump-start a new revolution of instantly printed photos with its new Polaroid-branded camera, which will allow people to get prints of their shots, including those using photo filters similar to what Instagram uses.

However, there’s one big thing that could hold this “revolution” back — Socialmatic’s $300 price tag, which the company announced today.

The square-shaped camera itself is an Internet-connected smart camera that runs Android. It has an interchangeable lens system, 4.3-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 16GB of storage.

It’ll be interesting to see if people are still into the idea of printing photos, especially since everyone can just text those photos to friends or post them on Facebook. Still the camera seems to be optimized for that purpose as well.

The Socialmatic camera should be available for pre-order across the globe soon, the company said.


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7 comments
Buy Kefir Grains
Buy Kefir Grains

Hmm we also can customize our header logo graphics using Rock You.

Seo Singapore
Seo Singapore

Rock You rocks big time when using it as header logo graphics.

anonymous
anonymous

I guess John, Gavin, ben don't know very much about the widget space. now that RockYou got some good valuation

Gavin Schulz
Gavin Schulz

I would definitely get out now, I mean what's the chance of getting more than $200mil every again?

benbbeck
benbbeck

I'd have to agree with John, the widget market is still way too new. Even the most adventurous VCs would balk at an amount that large!

anonymous
anonymous

An acquisition at the $200 MM level is out of the question this point. There's too much uncertainty in the widget/app market. CPM rates are awfully low and falling. The ROI simply isn't there. Even awareness building campaigns don't work well on widgets and social network applications.

Lance is clearly a smart guy and would be intelligent to take a $100 MM exit if that's okay with his investors, but pushing this down the line by raising money at a $400 MM valuation will be a killer.