A Quick Rundown: Cool New Technology And Gadgets Struggling For Survival
Unfortunately sometimes, even exacting tech companies create more than a few head-scratchers – gadgets that, even if they managed to score some cool points, might be a little too clever for us, or nowhere near clever enough. However?
Well, yeah. But where there’s good, there’s bad, even the best minds come up with the occasional loser. They can’t all be winners. The oohs and ahhs…
Normally we put together a list of the biggest tech flops, but today I’ve collected cool new technology and gadgets struggling for survival– some may end up bellyflopping and some may end up surviving and thriving.
Tech companies gets caught up in the excitement over the next big thing — think too much of their wares and too little of your intelligence!!! Luckily for tech companies, technology moves so quickly that most people quickly forget a disappointing product or service
Here’s a quick rundown to keep you in the loop:
BlackBerry platform – BlackBerry is struggling to remain relevant in the smartphone market — once ascended to great heights. BlackBerry OS fell to fourth place in smartphone sales behind Windows Phone in the U.S. and U.K. in 2012. With new smartphone operating system, BlackBerry 10, and a pair of new handsets — But are there enough BlackBerry fans left out there!!!
Chromebooks – Google hopes to revolutionize mobile computing with Chromebooks — has failed to resonate in the post-PC age. It looks like the device might have hit at the wrong time, with the notebook category ailing rapidly. Chromebooks may have a problem with perception at times. Chrome OS is still pretty new in the grand scheme.
I’ve had my Chromebook for just over a month now. It took some getting used to, but the experience is great and I’m loving it so far.
Nook – It seems Barnes & Noble, the nation’s largest book chain, is in a bit of a late-life crisis. But while the Nook has won a few loyal defenders, it has never wooed more than 25 to 30 percent of the e-reading public. But research and development of the product is expensive, particularly for a company whose core business is decidedly low-tech.
Surface RT – Microsoft has no clue about marketing Surface RT because it looks and feels like a Windows 8 machine though it is not. Well, there’s also the fact that the license for RT is too high. The open-source Android is much more appealing to manufacturers on a price-performance basis.
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