10 Mobile Companies Destined for Eventual Failure
There are many mobile device makers and service providers around the globe vying for sales in a crowded marketplace. But only a few companies are producing really stellar sales. The majority of the others are struggling to attract mobile customers and have largely been ignored. It's not that the other companies don't deserve attention. In some cases, their products are really great. In today's mobile space, success is driven not always by the quality of products, but by the brand behind them. And in far too many cases, companies fall short in that category. As frustrating as that must be for those firms and their shareholders, it seems there is nothing they can do to put them on a path for sustained success. Whether it's poor brand recognition or just plain bad products, some mobile companies don't have what it takes to be successful. And the successful firms such as Apple and Samsung or service provides such as AT&T and Verizon will have no trouble trampling over them as time goes on. eWEEK looks at the companies that appear destined for eventual failure in the mobile business as well as why they might be in trouble. Some companies in the list might surprise some industry observers. But they're in deep trouble and right now it doesn't seem like they will find a market strategy that will make them anything but mobile market also-rans.