In Pictures: 10 technologies that disappointed in 2012

Here are 10 technologies that fell short of expectations in 2012

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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