Polaroid Android camera

Less than two months after it finally went on sale, a court ruling in a legal battle has scuppered Polaroid's iM1836 mirrorless Android camera. Plaintiff Nikon and iM1836 manufacturer Sakar have reached an agreement whereby the latter may "no longer manufacture, import, advertise, promote, offer for sale, sell, or ship the Polaroid iM1836 digital camera in its present configuration." The agreement comes after the device was found to infringe upon Nikon patents and trade dress relating to the camera manufacturer's 1 series.

The iM1836, first shown at CES 2013 in January, was one of a few Android-powered "smart cameras" to emerge in the wake of the Samsung Galaxy Camera, and the device eventually went on sale in late October. It's actually still available on Amazon.com at the time of writing, though given today's news that might not be the case for much longer.

Source: Nikon Rumors; via: The Verge

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