The 20 Biggest Tech Failures of 2010

As we wrap up 2010, it's a good time to look back at some of the most notable tech failures of the year..

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<b>The HP Slate</b><br><br>Even before Apple released the iPad, HP was [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/193471/hp_promises_everything_the_ipad_isnt_with_slate.html|positioning itself as a main competitor|HP Promises Everything the iPad Isn't with Slate]]. The HP Slate was supposed to have everything the iPad didn't&#8212;Adobe Flash, front and rear cameras, USB input, removable storage&#8212;but plans changed when [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/195174/hp_to_buy_palm_for_12_billion.html|HP acquired Palm|HP to Buy Palm for $1.2 Billion]]. Suddenly, the Slate went dark, eventually emerging as a business tablet with limited appeal. It was so limited, in fact, that [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/210659/hps_slate_debuts_whos_buying_it.html |HP expected to sell only 5000 units| HP's Slate Debuts: Who's Buying it?]], but "exceeded expectations" with 9000 orders.

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