Enterprise Mobility: Mobile Device Deathwatch: 10 Products That Shouldn't Survive to 2011

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2010-08-06 Print this article Print
Mobile Device Deathwatch: 10 Products That Shouldnt Survive to 2011

Mobile Device Deathwatch: 10 Products That Shouldnt Survive to 2011

by Don Reisinger
The technology industry is an interesting space. Unlike so many other markets where products can last for years, the tech space requires companies to continually innovate in order to stay relevant. Although a product may be successful today, it's hard for it to maintain its sales momentum unless it has a really breakthrough design. Competitors might come up with better products, the device itself might become obsolete or the company might have the wrong vision. In any case, some products just don't have staying power. There are currently several products available on the market that lack that quality, and there is a good chance that they will be discontinued before 2011. There are also some products that should be discontinued by the end of this year but the chances of that happening seem slim right now because their makers have invested heavily in them. In either case, the following products shouldn't survive to 2011.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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