HP TouchPad And Other Doomed Devices: 10 Mobile Flops And Failures


Modo

The Modo was way ahead of its time and because of that lasted just days on the market before become legend among the biggest mobile device flops of all time. The location-aware wireless device launched by Scout Electromedia in 2000 used pager networks to offer city-specific lifestyle content, like restaurant and bar reviews, move listing and other content. Keep in mind, this was well before every iPhone owner used apps to receive the same information. The venture-funded company got Modo into Virgin Megastores in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, but hardly any sold. Rumor has it that the Modo only shipped for one day in San Francisco before it went kaput.