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Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by vowiski(m): 8:51am On Dec 16, 2013
2013 was an incredible year with lot of innovation and comebacks. Although, the focus is not on gadgets that dropped the jaws of tech geeks rather, on gadgets which where hyped but still became a flop despite a mass budget campaign to shove them down the throat of consumers.

That's it, arranged in slides and you care to know, you can view it in the source below.

Feel Free to criticize and add to it.. grin grin



Blackberry’s final attempt to reclaim the smartphone market-share ended with an embarrassing flop phone with lot of failed promises. Prior to the release of Blackberry Z10 in late March, a new operating system called BlackBerry 10 was hyped beyond the skies, yet it failed to sway consumers back to the camp of Blackberry.

With lack of innovation, saw the sinking company’s market-share drop even further, more worse being falling behind Windows Phone OS.

In late September, there was a report of a potential sale of BlackBerry to Fairfax Financial Holdings; the deal hit the brick-wall while BlackBerry made a U-turn, firing its top executives.



From the creative and innovative ideas of Mark Zuckerberg came the Facebook Phone called HTC First.

It was designed with the idea of having your Facebook account always connected. For this to happen, the HTC First debuted preloaded with the over hyped Facebook Home. The Facebook Home does one thing, “to put your friends above everything else.” It seems people were generally not comfortable with having their Facebook compulsorily online.

Despite a big budget campaign to sell this phone and the idea that came along with it, the HTC First became the Last!



Microsoft has been desperate to become relevant in the mobile industry. The acquisition of Nokia revealed the height of desperation but that alone might not make much of an impact.

The company will need a tech savvy CEO to pilot Microsoft into fulfilling a compelling dream.

Microsoft Surface RT is one of Ballmer’s foot prints, but it failed to get accepted by the majority. That’s not all, here’s what Apple’s CEO Tim Cook had to say regarding Microsoft recent moves.

“Our competition is different. They’re confused. They chased after netbooks, now they’re trying to make PCs into tablets and tablets into PCs. Who knows that they’ll do next? I can’t answer that question, but I can tell you that we’re focused.” – Tim Cook



Nintendo made remarkable exploit with the Wii even when it was greatly under-powered.

The company decided to capitalize on that by releasing the Nintendo Wii U which has thus far been an utter disaster.

More problems became of Nintendo when Warner Bros ignored the Wii U and made no plans to publish Batman: Arkham Origins for the console, saying the company has redirected its effort to creating games for the larger multiplayer audiences which Microsoft and Sony boast a large percentage.

In late July, Nintendo reported a $50 million loss due to poor sales of the Wii U.



The Chromebook is one amazing laptop from Google. With a crystal clear display, unmatched sound and awesome speed, it could have been a steal but for the hefty $1300 price tag slammed on the device, it was generally seen as overpriced gadget without any usefulness offline.

Who knows, 2014 might just be the year of the Chromebook but in 2013, it surely was another flop from the headquarters of Google.

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Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by R2bees(m): 2:22pm On Dec 16, 2013
una well done o

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Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by Nobody: 2:24pm On Dec 16, 2013
Wonderful bullshit. But seriously where's Nairaland Middle Finger Emoticon, is that not another major tech flop of 2013?

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Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by Eneze1(f): 2:25pm On Dec 16, 2013
to me the Z10 was a big flop, the phone was just over hyped
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by xtiantyme1: 2:25pm On Dec 16, 2013
Hmmm wait a min lemme ryt d thread.
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by Eneze1(f): 2:25pm On Dec 16, 2013
Bossforeva: .
R2bees: .

got both of you, booking space

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Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by xtiantyme1: 2:26pm On Dec 16, 2013
Hmmm wait a min lemme read d thread.
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by Nobody: 2:26pm On Dec 16, 2013
Eneze1:

got both of you, booking space
lolz
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by tmtech: 2:26pm On Dec 16, 2013
Nice post......I think most of china phones intended for african markets are major flop this year....buh, am so happy that in the last few months, there has been a major improvement.......
@op Don't forget to post abt the bset tech of 2013

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Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by codeine123: 2:28pm On Dec 16, 2013
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Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by R2bees(m): 2:29pm On Dec 16, 2013
Eneze1:

got both of you, booking space
lol.. Mine is 50k incase u want to buy

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Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by donlino9: 2:29pm On Dec 16, 2013
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Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by taiocol: 2:30pm On Dec 16, 2013
Who care's. Wen deh flop "WE PArtY AND B:_:LLSH¡T''
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by AMAKAVIOLA: 2:30pm On Dec 16, 2013
I no sabi technology nw... Wetin concern me if dey rise and fall like Idiamin!!!
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by doyouknowjohnny: 2:32pm On Dec 16, 2013
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Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by freecharles(m): 2:32pm On Dec 16, 2013
Ok...how does dis help
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by freecharles(m): 2:32pm On Dec 16, 2013
Ok...how does dis help undecided undecided
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by Emyo(m): 2:33pm On Dec 16, 2013
lol...what else do you want me to reply?
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by sarzwizard(m): 2:34pm On Dec 16, 2013
weting concern me with diz mata when my nokia 3110 the enable me chat nairaland grin
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by kingarizona(m): 2:34pm On Dec 16, 2013
wetin all this 1 they talk sef undecided

Flop kor, flop ni, mtchwww, Abeg who get TRIUM phone Casing here undecided undecidedundecided
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by R2bees(m): 2:36pm On Dec 16, 2013
i think the topic of this thread shud be thread should be ''COME AND BOOK YOUR SPACE''. ..almost everybody for this thread dey book space
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by Big4wig(m): 2:37pm On Dec 16, 2013
Bossforeva: Wonderful bullshit. But seriously where's Nairaland Middle Finger Emoticon, is that not another major tech flop of 2013?
i av told u times without numb to make Google ur friend...oga u urself b flop for nairaland cheesycheesy

#BiGWIG.
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by aboyaji(m): 2:41pm On Dec 16, 2013
I must book am.
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by Psychedelia(m): 2:42pm On Dec 16, 2013
Wow! I'm shocked to see there's no iPhone 5C (5 Crap) here.

Oh, and by the way, serves Facebook right with that crap they tried to release. Person go die for Facebook, bikonu?

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Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by generaliy07(m): 2:43pm On Dec 16, 2013
What of tecno's minute-by-minute productions?
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by pawesome(m): 2:48pm On Dec 16, 2013
toh.
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by Ruq: 2:49pm On Dec 16, 2013
The creation of bb app declared the death of bb devices.
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by tmtech: 2:49pm On Dec 16, 2013
generaliy07: What of tecno's minute-by-minute productions?

No mind tecno jawe........ Dem jst dey realise say nigerian youths explore phones lyk european dudes..... 512 ram is jst absurd, regardless of price.....
They av seen that we are willing to pay for a good high end gadget.....

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Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by greatestluv4all: 2:53pm On Dec 16, 2013
hmmmm.
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by Vicjay1(m): 2:53pm On Dec 16, 2013
what of tecno? though i have one
Re: Top 5 Tech Flops Of 2013 by Nobody: 2:55pm On Dec 16, 2013
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