The 20 Biggest Tech Failures of 2010

As we wrap up 2010, it's a good time to look back at some of the most notable tech failures of the year..

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<b>Microsoft Kin</b><br><br>We saved the biggest failure for last. [[xref:http://blogs.computerworld.com/16444/microsoft_kills_the_kin_the_worst_phone_ever|Microsoft's Kin|Microsoft Kin]] phone had the [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/200258/why_microsofts_kin_phones_were_destined_to_fail.html|perfect setup|Why Microsoft's Kin Phones Were Destined to Fail]] for a colossal flop, [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/194262/the_curious_thing_about_microsoft_kin.html|from heaps of hype|The Curious Thing About Microsoft Kin]] (the Verizon-Microsoft collaboration was once rumored to be an iPhone-killer) to a splashy marketing campaign aimed at cool teens and twentysomethings. But the product itself had the [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/194045/microsoft_introduces_social_phone_kin.html|limitations of a feature phone|Microsoft Introduces 'social Phone,' Kin]] &#8212;no video sharing, GPS, or apps&#8212;despite smartphone data pricing. The [[xref:http://technologizer.com/2010/06/28/microsoft-kin-gets-a-price-cut-already/|Kin|Microsoft Kin Gets a Price Cut…Already]] was [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/200221/microsoft_discontinues_kin.html|discontinued|Microsoft Discontinues Kin]] after just [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/200323/microsoft_kin_a_not_so_fond_farewell.html|six weeks|Microsoft Kin: A (Not So) Fond Farewell]], though it recently [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/210606/leaks_expose_rebirth_of_microsoft_kin_notsosmartphone.html|made a comeback|Leaks Expose Rebirth of Microsoft Kin Not-So-Smartphone]] with stripped-down features and cheaper subscription plans. We suspect that Microsoft and Verizon are just dumping old inventory.

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