Polaroid’s WinPro 5.0 Windows Phone-powered handset not arriving in the market anytime soon

Polaroid's Winpro 5.0 Windows Phone-powered handset not arriving in the market anytime soon

Bad news, folks. WinPro 5.0, the Windows Phone handset showcased by Polaroid at the IFA 2014 trade show earlier this month, might not arrive in the market anytime soon. It has been discovered that the demo product at the IFA 2014 was a prototype, and the company was just testing the waters.

The WinPro 5.0 sported a 5-inch display with 1280 x 720 screen resolution. The phone was powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and had 8GB of internal storage. It had an 8MP shooter at the back, and a 2MP front facing camera. It was reported to arrive in the market by next month. 

But the handset had one peculiar thing: there was no company logo visible on any of its images and videos. It is highly unlikely any company would ever launch a product without its trademark logo iterated on the handset.

This led WPCentral folks to reach out to Polaroid’s US PR contact. This is what they were told when asked about the authenticity of the demoed handset. “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.”

The company is best known for its camera and film, and has also sold Android phones and tablets in Europe and Asia. So it may at some point decide to make Windows Phones. No words on how soon will that happen.

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