In Pictures: 10 technologies that disappointed in 2012

Here are 10 technologies that fell short of expectations in 2012

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Nokia Lumia 900

The winner of the Best Smartphone award at the 2012 CES, the Lumia 900 was a sign that Microsoft actually stood a serious chance in the smartphone market. Then Microsoft announced in June that the Lumia 900 would not be compatible with Windows Phone 8 when it released in October, and suddenly no one had any reason to buy it anymore. More importantly, those who had already bought it were forced to either buy a Lumia 920 or, to Microsoft’s disdain, one of the many other smartphones available.

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