10 Tech Turkeys: Top Product Failures of 2011

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    Don Reisinger

HP TouchPad

HP TouchPad

When HP unveiled the TouchPad earlier this year, the tablet was expected to be a groundbreaking device that would compete quite effectively against the iPad 2. But after failing to catch on with consumers, the device failed miserably.
As Thanksgiving nears and we all start thinking about some of the products that have helped make 2011 a memorable year, perhaps it's also time to consider the many products, services, and people that saw failure this year. From tablets to HP's former CEO, there were several cases of missteps and mistakes in 2011. Here's brief look at some of those mistakes – 2011's Tech Turkeys -- and why they happened.
This article was originally published on 2011-11-14
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.