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Top 5 Technology Flops Of 2013 -— so far Technology
Tech world keeps on rolling in plethora of products every now and then. They tout each one of them as a masterpiece the moment they launch it, but most of them ends up belly flopping. Perhaps ‘not worth it’ price, poor specifications or uselessness—for whatever reason these gadgets fail, they put their parent companies at a big fat loss.
We are more than halfway through the 2013 and have still witnessed a good count of such technology failures.
Let’s have a look at some of them:
Ohh! You’ve never heard of it? Don’t worry you are not alone. Twitter made huge revenue when it released its video app Vine but, the app twitter music fell wide off the mark. It failed to capture people’s attention completely and a majority of us are not even aware of what it is all about.
Google Chromebook pixel is a laptop with extremely clear screen and amazing features. People liked it in the first go, but the $1300 price was a big turn off for all the geeks. It was something good and new from the technology giant Google, but the price shunned it all.
Mark Zuckerberg has now developed a habit of making a mark in everything he does, but his latest attempt turned out to be a big flop. He delivered Facebook phone with HTC. This is a device that runs a version of Android that keeps you connected to Facebook networks all the time. However, this was not much of success because people didn’t like too much Facebook.
Windows Phone with YouTube
Nokia faced hell loads of problems with its Windows phone. One of them was YouTube app on this Smartphone, which was launched twice by Microsoft but then removed. In the middle of everything, both Nokia and Microsoft left Windows phone users in lurch without any way to watch videos through YouTube.
Call it a copy or whatever you want to but, Blackberry z10 was just like fake promises in expensive packing. Blackberry came up with its Smartphone running on 10th version of its operating system, was introduced in mid of march this year. With dashing outlook the phone got confused reviews. It lacked apps and was not innovative enough to discard their previous Smartphones.
The year had a quite a few technology flops, which gave us one reason to not to blindly believe all the hype. It might be an over hyped failure just made to drain money off your pockets. So watch out next time.