Polaroid in frame for first Intel-style camera

US photography giant Polaroid is to become the first company to produce a digital camera to Intel's blueprint. The device follows Intel's 971 PC Camera Kit specification.

Due in the second half of 1998, the Polaroid camera is primarily for still images and can be used for video at up to 25 frames per second while connected to the PC.

The Polaroid camera uses key Intel-backed technologies including the chip giant's own camera silicon and management software, Flash Miniature Cards for storing images, Universal Serial Bus port for downloading images and FlashPix file format. Maximum image resolution will be 768 x 576.