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What's the worst smartphone ever?

What do you think the worst smartphone ever is -- either through personal experience or from notoriety!

Most Useful Answer CTPAHHIK  Jul. 18, 2012 at 17:15

Original iPhone - when it was first released on AT&T it was most overpriced/overhyped POS you can get.

This is why most manufactures laughed at it and did not considered it to be a threat. It came a long way from it's first miserable days.

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matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 18, 2012 at 15:24

The Microsoft Kin:
http://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/kinone.jpg

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 18, 2012 at 17:15

Original iPhone - when it was first released on AT&T it was most overpriced/overhyped POS you can get.

This is why most manufactures laughed at it and did not considered it to be a threat. It came a long way from it's first miserable days.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 18, 2012 at 17:41

I once had a Motorola Qwerty with skinned WinMo 6.1... it was ugly, slow, and Moto's skinjob killed every single useful feature of WinMo. The screen looked like it was floating in a bag of pe..arjuice, its battery lasted about 4 hours - which, comme to think of it, was a good thing.
And since the question is 'smartphone', I'd have to agree with CTPAHHIK - first iPhone. It wasn't a smartphone, imho.
But gee, really...there realy are many worst phones.

LALUMADBRO  Jul. 18, 2012 at 20:13

O2 XDA Mini. Worst piece of technology I have ever used. And I've used Android...

madstock  Jul. 18, 2012 at 20:26

The Toshiba Portégé G910; sublime QWERTY keyboard on an otherwise shocking donkey of a handset.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 18, 2012 at 20:41

O2 XDA Mini. Worst piece of technology I have ever used. And I've used Android... hahahaha oh, ahem... oops

satchef1  Jul. 18, 2012 at 22:27

The Xperia Play. Really, really stupid idea. OK, it wasn't awful, but the gamepad (so, It's USP) turned out to be utterly useless/pointless.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 18, 2012 at 22:59

The Xperia Play. Really, really stupid idea. OK, it wasn't awful, but the gamepad (so, It's USP) turned out to be utterly useless/pointless.
G*d - how could I forget? And yes, it was awful. We mustn't forget the price SE originally thought they could slap on it! For that IT WAS one of the worst devices ever. Still is.

Betas  Jul. 19, 2012 at 01:20

the nokia n97. helped put nokia in its current position - scammed £500 out of those that wanted nokia's "flagship" but it was resistive touch, had 128mb of ram so always gave out of memory errors and even worse, 73mb on its c: - which was needed by many apps/system files. it was an abomination and caused many nokia fans to jump ship.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 19, 2012 at 06:54

Betas,
yeah, the N97 was pretty bad.
Did it put Nokia in its "current position", though? It was one of the best-selling phones of 2009. And loadsa touchscreen phones in 2009 and later had plastic resitstive screens... Hm... Anyhoo, it was crap.

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 19, 2012 at 08:08

The Xperia Play. Really, really stupid idea. OK, it wasn't awful, but the gamepad (so, It's USP) turned out to be utterly useless/pointless.

Xperia is not bad and not a stupid idea either. I would not call it a phone with playstation support, but rather PSP with calling and internet. It does work well as the phone, but you have to suffer it's size and weight. It makes a huge difference in gaming - GTA, Adrenaline, NOVA, Spear of Destiny, Sonic, etc. work really good.

superspyro3000  Feb. 1, 2013 at 20:17

the Kyocera Rise. for a hundred dollars, you're getting just what you payed for, and possibly a little less. the resolution is terrible, apps shut off on their own (for me it does that) the phone itself glitches out and freezes to the point where you must take out the battery, apps tend to slow down, and it's specs are the definition of the term "cheap". this is my first smartphone, too, and it's very dissapointing that it's this bad. just stay away from this phone.

spruceyb  Feb. 2, 2013 at 19:42

Original iPhone - when it was first released on AT&T it was most overpriced/overhyped POS you can get.

This is why most manufactures laughed at it and did not considered it to be a threat. It came a long way from it's first miserable days.


It was hardly a smartphone. It had a damn fine browser but other than that no gps, only 2g and only a handful of apps. Then we got charged for a software update. I don't even think they planned for an app store until lots of us were installing Cydia.

Not that I had one. I opted for the iPod Touch as I was waiting for Android.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 2, 2013 at 20:05

I'm too tired for a much needed reply. So: you lucky ...

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