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Chutzpah: Tech's Biggest Broken Promises

By Cliff Edwards - 2012-03-05T20:01:26Z

Photograph by Alexandre Gelebart/REA/Redux

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Consumer technology often is nothing without great marketing behind it. Still, in the end, the product has to deliver. For every hit like the iPad, there's a PlayBook or TouchPad that misses -- big.

Here's a look at some of tech's biggest broken promises -- heavily hyped products that were ideas ahead of their time, devices without a market or just plain junk.