By Lisa Johnston
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Polaroid is back in the instant digital camera business with the new PoGo digital camera, introduced at International CES, here.
The 5-megapixel camera features an integrated 2-inch by 3-inch Zink photo printer. The PoGo has a 3-inch LCD, fixed focus lens, SD card slot and will ship in March for $199.
Ten-packs of Zink paper will retail for $4.99 and 30-packs will retail for $12.99.
Zink was spun-off from Polaroid after the latter was acquired by the Petters Group. While Zink has licensed its technology to other manufacturers, Polaroid has an exclusive on its use inside a digital camera, said John Pollock, digital imaging VP.
Polaroid is currently under receivership and is being sold as part of the liquidation of its scandal-plagued parent company Petters Group. "We still believe there is a lot of equity in the brand," Pollock said.
In related news, Zink said it would partner with Lite-On to produce a digital photo frame with a built-in 4- by 6-inch photo printer, among other products. Details were not available but the frame is due to ship in 2009.
Zink uses paper embedded with heat-activated dye crystals to produce photo prints without ink.
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