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:|Microsoft's Kin|Microsoft Kin]] phone had the [[xref:|perfect setup|Why Microsoft's Kin Phones Were Destined to Fail]] for a colossal flop, [[xref:|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:|limitations of a feature phone|Microsoft Introduces 'social Phone,' Kin]] &#8212;no video sharing, GPS, or apps&#8212;despite smartphone data pricing. The [[xref:|Kin|Microsoft Kin Gets a Price Cut…Already]] was [[xref:|discontinued|Microsoft Discontinues Kin]] after just [[xref:|six weeks|Microsoft Kin: A (Not So) Fond Farewell]], though it recently [[xref:|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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