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.


In 2006, one of the hottest mobile phones was T-Mobile's Sidekick, which offered a full keyboard for text messaging, could access e-mail, linked to AOL and MSN instant messaging, and included a digital camera. The Sony Mylo attempted to do the same things. Though the Mylo worked only on Wi-Fi, it included Skype software plus a Web browser and a messaging client. Unfortunately, the lack of a cellular connection hobbled the device just as it has the iPod Touch. A second-general Mylo launched in 2008; but it, too, failed to catch on.

Original story: Sony Unveils Wi-Fi Personal Communicator, Aug. 9, 2006.

Original story: New Sony Mylo Communicator Emphasizes Wi-Fi, Jan. 8, 2008.

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  • Mojo

    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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