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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The HP Slate

Even before Apple released the iPad, HP was [[xref:|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—Adobe Flash, front and rear cameras, USB input, removable storage—but plans changed when [[xref:|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: |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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