Sony's 10 greatest tech flops

Sony has had many successes, but not everything hits it big. Here are some products that didn't quite make it.

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OLED TV

Not every product that fails does so because consumers aren't interested in it. Consider Sony's XEL-1, the world's first OLED TV. When it arrived in late 2007, it wowed everyone. The OLED screen produced images with deeper, brighter colors than LCD panels could generate, and it allowed Sony to make the 11-inch TV superthin. Most people who saw it wanted one -- until they noticed the $2000 price tag. To date, no manufacturer has succeeded in delivering larger OLED TVs. Sony pulled its version off the market earlier this year.

Original story: Sony Unveils First OLED TV, Oct. 1, 2007.

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The OLED TV was not a Tech flop since the product itself is superb, but the price-point was not ideal since the tech is still early.

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