It is not news that mobile manufacturers are always looking and experimenting with new ideas in addition to their well-established devices. Whether it’s a new design innovation, features and accessories that have been thought to be revolutionary, or an idea built around service, there is no shortage of variations on the market.
These, on the other hand, do not always come out well: in many cases the workmanship is poor, other times manufacturers rush to market or do not properly assess the target group for which the fresh appliance is intended. One would think that mainly smaller companies are trying to innovate as they would have something to prove to the users, but the reality is that it is worth looking for really big failures around the house of well-known brands that are known to almost everyone.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
A classic, at least it would be surprising if it weren’t for someone remembering the Note 7 notary flaw. While it turned out to be a good idea for Samsung to release larger, almost “phablet” sized mobiles, they were looking for a lot on these devices. Thanks to its sleek, sleek design and S Pen support, as well as the huge display, the Note 7 has been loved by the press. Nevertheless, it had a huge fail: worldwide, among other things, it simply burst into flames, the device exploded, and this quickly ruined its reputation, at the same time damaging Samsung’s reputation. The problem was with the ax, so it’s no surprise that it had to be recalled globally.
LG didn’t really find its place in the smartphone market for a long time, yet they kept trying to concretize its place alongside the competition. One such “attempt” was the G5, which wanted to introduce a kind of modular system (similar to Google Project Ara) with optional interchangeable accessories. For example, a camera grip, hi-fi module, and so on were available. The G5 sold out so badly that nothing else was made for it, and LG even tried to sweep its memory under the rug. This is not surprising in light of the fact that it was more expensive than the then Samsung Galaxy S7.
Or at the wrong time, in the wrong place. The BlackBerry switched on a bit late in terms of the popularity of touchscreen smartphones, and their mobile, dubbed the Storm, was little to try. Unimaginative design, outdated software, and a cumbersome, ever-sticking touch screen characterized this mobile, which even the manufacturer’s employees called “Shit Storm”. The approx. Most of the 1 million pieces were returned by customers. Perhaps no more explanation is needed.
Amazon Fire Phone
Amazon’s mobile line up a whole series of bad decisions. The company thought that once they had successfully entered the market for cheap tablets for everyone, they would release a mobile phone with a similar structure, but in a premium price range. The deplorable use of materials, poor uptime, and horrible specifications only served as the tip of the iceberg. If we spend more than 10 minutes using our mobile, we need to realize that Fire OS (Amazon’s “redesigned” Android) has gotten rid of all the popular, well-used apps developed by Google, such as Google Maps. If that weren’t enough, it was replaced with “useful” things like Firefly mode. Using this, we can identify real objects through the camera, even if they are available on Amazon.
HTC First is nothing more than the “Facebook mobile” much-anticipated as a messiah, but unfortunately, it didn’t live up to expectations. It was just a 2013 mid-range android mobile smartphone, the “curiosity” of which was its plethora of features with Facebook integration. The user interface was built on the use of the social site, with the idea that making the lives of users sharpened for this easier. However, the First and “Facebook Home” options didn’t last long – the device soon became oblivious.
HTC EVO 3D
HTC has on several occasions successfully stumbled upon its innovative ideas and not necessarily because these ideas would have been bad. A perfect example of this is EVO 3D, in which a good concept was used completely badly. The special feature of the mobile is that it received a dual-camera long before it became widespread. However, it could only be used for one completely unnecessary thing: making 3D videos. Since 3D technology didn’t make a long-term breakthrough for TVs either, EVO 3D, which had a “unique” feature at the time, quickly fell apart. It was a shame to think too.
It’s a device that only those who are specifically looking for the wrong phones could hear about. ASUS Garminfone was born out of a dysfunctional concept: what if we built a smartphone around navigation? The end result has been an almost unusable, difficult-to-use “map phone” with horrible specifications – whose main navigation features, in addition, Google Maps has beaten circles.
Microsoft Kin 2010 wanted to be a mobile sharpened to social networking, but it bleeds from several wounds. There were no apps on the phone in the traditional sense, specifically only supporting apps like Facebook or Twitter. The target audience was teenagers and young people who have been spending the day keeping their eyes on these surfaces ever since, but that didn’t come in. Kin was ridiculed as a “hipster”, failed miserably because he failed to make it popular, and his knowledge was exhausted in the most basic functions due to a lack of apps. It also did not perform well in terms of sales, as it was said to have sold only 500 of it in its 6-week life cycle.
The Nokia N9 is a much sadder story than the others, as it was well-used, well-crafted hardware. Unfortunately, he was given the role of stepchildren, as all updates and improvements were eliminated for him in time, so he could not spread properly. This is embarrassing because when it was announced, the manufacturer promised to support the device “for a long time”. The N9, released in September 2011, was last updated in June 2012. As a result, it was quickly surpassed by both the company and the customer base.
HP Veer 4G
The HP cell phone was a hasty, thoughtless device. In addition to its tiny size, it got an even smaller keyboard that was almost impossible to type with, causing a lot of frustration for users. In addition, it ran WebOS, which is a big downside in light of the fact that HP stopped developing it in August 2011. For Veer 4G, released in May, it was tantamount to a death sentence, although the concept itself was a stillborn idea.
Have you had any of these phones yet? If yes what are your experience with this? Let us know. Also when you change your phone are you looking for innovations or do you just want something safe and secure on which you can reply to your emails, take photos and play your online casino games.