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