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(Pocket-lint) - Polaroid has announced its inkless mobile printer called Zink is getting a name change and a release date in the UK.

From today the printer will be called the Polaroid PoGo as in "Polaroid to Go" and will cost £99 when it launches in May.


In development for over 10 years, the printer will offer users the chance to print business card sized (2 x 3 inch) colour photos from their mobile phone via Bluetooth or digital camera via PictBridge without the need for a computer.

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The size of a large smartphone (0.93 x 2.83 x 4.72 inches), the Polaroid PoGo printer uses thermal printing meaning there is no ink needed. Instead users will use Polaroid's specially designed paper, which will cost an expensive £3 for 10 sheets.

The company also confirmed it would be releasing the printer in a fetching pink and orange in time for Christmas later this year.

The process takes just 60 seconds from pressing go to a print in your hand and the photo paper will have a sticky back so you can stick them to your mates, the wall or anything that moves.

The printer does come with a lithium-ion battery, however it will be able to print just 15 images before needing a recharge.

Writing by Stuart Miles.