Linked by David Adams on Tue 13th Jul 2010 17:02 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Following up on the news a couple of weeks ago that Microsoft had killed the Kin, its first Windows Phone 7 device, after only a month on the market, we found a list of ten gadgets that, despite their promise, didn't make it in the marketplace. Some of these devices, such as the Modo, laid the groundwork for blockbuster products (iPod). Some, like the Audrey, developed a cult following once their failure made them affordable on eBay. Others just flat out failed (DataPlay). Are there any short-lived gadgets that didn't make the list? What about the CueCat?
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Sony Mylo COM-1
by johjeff on Wed 14th Jul 2010 05:39 UTC
johjeff
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2007-11-06

Piece of Crap. Made firmware updates for it for about 2 years then abandoned it. Sony's proprietary "Social Media" effort. At least you'd think they would open up the specs and code for it if they weren't going to continue supporting it. It was a linux based device after all.

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RE: Sony Mylo COM-1
by darknexus on Wed 14th Jul 2010 14:05 in reply to "Sony Mylo COM-1"
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2008-07-15

Piece of Crap. Made firmware updates for it for about 2 years then abandoned it. Sony's proprietary "Social Media" effort. At least you'd think they would open up the specs and code for it if they weren't going to continue supporting it. It was a linux based device after all.

Remember, you are talking about Sony. The company that takes existing standards, changes the connector, then charges double the royalties and double the price for a cable as the original (think Firewire to iLink).

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