2010: five surprises and disappointments

By on December 30, 2010
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Five products that excited us and five that didn’t.

With the year coming to an end, we look at some of the products that surprised as well as some that turned out to be disappointments. Now this is not a top of the year list- simply products that were better or worse that what we expected out of them. Lets start out with Smartphones.

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 was the surprising hit of the year. I thought the BlackBerry was down and out but they made a decent comeback with the Torch. While it does not have the glamour that the iPhone enjoys, it is an extremely functional Smartphone with a decent UI and killer battery life that none of the other touch screen phones can match.

The Nokia N8 on the other hand turned out to be disappointing. While Nokia has done an excellent job with the hardware of the device, the latest version of Symbian still looks like something out of the 90s.

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Abbas Jaffar Ali is the founder of tbreak.com and a blogger, geek and self-declared tech pundit who can't stop talking about technology. Find him on twitter as @ajaffarali

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