Enterprise Technology Slideshow: 10 Worst Mobile Mistakes of 2010
The past year has been an exciting one in the mobile computing space. Smartphones, from BlackBerrys to iPhones to Android-based devices, grew in popularity, and Apple's iPad gave life to the burgeoning tablet market. With all these new products competing for consumers' and businesses' cash, deciding which ones are worth it can be a challenge. For CIOs, it was a year to determine what was best and what wasn't when it came to mobile technology and the enterprise. And unfortunately, while many products were consumer superstars, CIOs were presented with some less-ideal options that failed to deliver the kind of experience that they were looking for. Most companies decided to play safe, rather than risk getting caught up with the wrong carrier or device and wind up with an enterprise full of technology that left users wishing they had something else in hand. And standing aside and waiting for the market to mature was probably a smart move. The mobile technology market saw some major mistakes this year from big-name vendors. And not even the most reliable companies could keep themselves away from issues. Read on to find out what the worst mobile mistakes were this year.
The JooJoo Tablet
When it was announced that the JooJoo tablet would be made available this year, some wondered how it would perform, given its history in litigation with tech blog TechCrunch. But after it was released, it quickly became clear that it had no future. And the device was eventually discontinued due to poor sales.