1RIM BlackBerry Bold
2Apple iPhone 3GS
3Amazon Kindle DX
Amazon’s Kindle DX has proven popular among those who are buying e-readers, but at $379, it’s awfully expensive. What’s worse, it’s not immediately clear what consumers are actually getting for that price. The e-reader’s e-ink technology leaves much to be desired, and its design is subpar. It needs to be replaced.
4Amazon Kindle Fire
5Apple iPod Classic
Can Apple finally get around to killing the iPod Classic? The device comes with a small display, the old track wheel, and really only plays music. That’s so 2005. It’s about time Apple realizes that and kills the Classic once and for all, even if it was the first of an amazing string of products leading up to the iPhone and iPad that put Apple at the top of the tech world.
6Apple iPad 2
Apple’s iPad 2 is becoming unnecessary in the company’s mobile lineup. Sure, at $399, it’s a more affordable option than the latest iPad model, but its components are less powerful than the $199 to $249 Nexus 7. And without a Retina display, the device doesn’t deliver the visuals consumers are looking for in a tablet these days. Sorry, but the iPad 2 is already obsolete.
7Dell XPS 13
8Pick a Chromebook, Any Chromebook
9Nokia Lumia 900
After HP decided to get out of the mobile business, the company said that it would open up webOS and allow developers to improve it and prepare it for their devices. There’s just one issue: webOS has been ignored, and no one wants to run the software. Can we all just forget that webOS ever existed?