Of course in this day and age of digital technology Polaroid camera's are pretty much defunct apart from hard core enthusiasts. Even regular camera's seem to be on a major decline as people shift to the much more instant digital.
So it shouldn't come as a surprise that Polaroid are calling it quits. To be honest I guess I thought they had probably closed down their Polaroid camera and film plants years ago (apparently they did cease the actual camera production a year ago).
Anyway, RIP Polaroid - guess we'll rememebr you via the 'Remember the 70's/80's' style programmes.
Polaroid Snaps Out Of Making Film (BBC News Online; Friday 8th February 2008)