Polaroid was one of the exhibitors at the IFA 2014 trade show last week in Berlin, and it actually had a Windows Phone device at its booth. However, WPCentral has since learned that phone was in fact a prototype and it may not even be released.
WinTouch.de was the first to report on the Polaroid Windows Phone smartphone, the WinPro 5.0. The 5 inch smartphone had a 1.3 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage and an eight megapixel rear camera. However, we thought it was odd that none of the pictures of the phone, nor the video that was taken by WinTouch.de, had the Polaroid logo on it.
We contacted the company's US PR contact for more information on the device, and got this response back:
"Now, the Windows phone that was seen at IFA, is only a concept prototype that was being tested. We may or may not actually bring it to market, it is too early to tell."
Polaroid is best known in the US for its cameras and film, but their PR rep told us, "Polaroid has actually been selling Android mobile phones and tablets in Europe and Asia for a couple of years and they are very popular." It's possible that they showed off the Windows Phone prototype at IFA to gauge the reaction from its attendees.
What is your opinion on Polaroid possibly entering the Windows Phone market?