In Pictures: Tech's biggest flops of 2012 (so far)

The tech world moves so fast that you've probably forgotten about at least some of the big flops that have already happened this year. Here's a quick rundown to keep you in the loop.

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Microsoft Botches Windows Phone Challenge

In an effort to promote its not-so-popular Windows Phone handsets, Microsoft recently announced a "Smoked by Windows Phone" challenge. The challenge: See if your smartphone can do what a Windows Phone can do...but faster. Unfortunately, Microsoft's campaign flopped in two ways: First, a tech writer smoked the Windows Phone with his Android handset. Second, Microsoft refused to award him the prize, which was a special-edition laptop valued at $1000. Er...yeah.

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