10 Mobile Products to Ignore This Holiday Season

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-12-07 Print this article Print
Microsoft Surface RT

Microsoft Surface RT

The Microsoft Surface RT should be ignored at all costs. Although the tablet might be appealing from a hardware perspective, it's running Windows RT, an underpowered version of Windows 8. The best move would be to wait for the Surface Pro that runs Windows 8 Pro rather than go with the Surface RT.


With the holidays fast approaching, the technology market is on the rise. Around the globe, people are charging into stores, looking to get their hands on the latest and greatest smartphones, tablets and computers. Some companies, like Apple, are benefiting from that and are generating huge amounts of cash. Others are hoping to pick up some scraps and get their businesses into the black. For many customers, however, deciding what personal electronic products to avoid is much harder than deciding what's worth their cash. The technology industry is inundating the market with products that are supposed to look as good and enticing as the best money can buy. But in one way or another, they fall short. Even for consumers that actually spend a little time analyzing what these products have to offer, it's not always easy to figure out which ones are worth buying. So this eWEEK slide show will try to winnow out the wheat from the chaff in the mobile market this holiday season. Take a look at the mobile products that people shouldn't buy this year.


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