RIP: Mobile innovations we want to forget
November 30, 2016

We love when smartphones get extra features, but these ones we just want to forget.

Mobile devices have come a long way since its introduction. What used to be a simple tool for communication has evolved into something that we all depend on. Every year, manufacturers come up with certain gimmicks or features that they add to smartphone, but at times most of these just fail miserably.

Here is a list of some of the mobile phone innovations we want to forget:

3D – Remember those smartphones that included 3D screens? It used a type of display that would enable you to view 3D content without the need for glasses. It even featured dual cameras for capturing content in 3D – it was a great idea back then, but the fab slowly died since there aren’t much content available for the 3D features.

Gaming smartphones – Remember when Sony released the PlayStation phone? Or when Nokia released the N-gage? These were actually good smartphones when they came out, but the lack of continued support somehow failed these products and the fact that you can actually play games on other smartphones somehow doesn’t them unique from the others.

Built-in projectors – Pico projectors started becoming popular a few years back, so it prompted some smartphone makers to include built-in projectors on their smartphones. It was somehow a good choice for someone looking to share content without having to connect it to a TV. The problem is that interest for Pico projectors went down, and so did smartphones that have it.

Facebook phones and the like – You must remember HTC coming out with a Facebook-branded smartphone which is really still an Android smartphone with a Facebook skin placed on top of it. It didn’t really offer anything unique – which may be the reason no one bought it.

Any other smartphones you wish you can forget? Let us know in the comments below!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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