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First Of All Phone 1, These 5 Unique Phones Made Headlines Too, But Failed Badly – Tech News

There are many smartphones in the market but most of them come with similar design and features. If you’ve also bought a smartphone in the past few months, it’s probably not much different from your old phone. Broadly speaking, companies are launching phones without any great innovation. However, with the release of Nothing Phone 1, the industry is expected to see a ‘fresh’ in the smartphone segment. The Nothing Phone 1 is making headlines for its unique sleek, transparent, illuminated back panel. But today we tell you about five of those phones that were really new and unconventional, although some of them flopped.

 

LG wing
Many people won’t even remember the LG Wing. This was the last major phone launch from the South Korean company LD, although it was after the company announced the closure of its smartphone business. The LG Wing came with a unique swivel design and a built-in gimbal, but at its launch, it was labeled “too unique” and “quirky”, which hurt its business prospects. Its swivel design and dual screen phone brought something new to the market. In fact, with that rotating front screen and a smaller screen on the bottom, it opened up new use cases that weren’t possible with traditional smartphone designs. You can play a game and watch Netflix at the same time, or use the larger screen for email while using the lower screen for texting or social media. Yes, it was a bit different and expensive at $1000 (roughly Rs 80 lakhs), but it was definitely a unique phone.

the next bit robin
Designed by former HTC designer Scott Croyle, the Nextbit Robin was a publicly funded Android smartphone that wanted to put the cloud at the center of the experience. It had a fresh design and its mint-colored plastic body was eye-catching. It was a beautiful phone, had solid specs and ran a different kind of software. The Robin came with 100GB of cloud storage, which was deeply integrated into the Android-based operating system. Robin’s game was that it would automatically upload and download apps and other data to Nextbit’s servers as needed. But despite all the great promises and the team of veterans in the tech space, the $399 Robin smartphone failed to make a mark on the market. In fact, a year after Robin was released, PC gaming company Razer acquired the startup.

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yotaphone
Russian broadband provider Yota made a splash the day the company launched e-ink screen smartphones. The Yotaphone series had quite a different look, thanks to its earlier e-ink screen. The phone looked like a standard phone from the front, but it had an e-ink display on the back, the same display technology that Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader uses. That secondary e-ink display allowed users to read messages or see the time without draining the battery. Although the first dual-screen Yotaphone was a new idea in 2013, it was discontinued due to lack of apps and poor build quality. The second and third generation Yotaphones were more polished, but the brand was unable to market those phones in major smartphone markets. Yota wants to give users a taste of a different world through its Yotaphone series, it is a pity that consumers are not interested in trying new and unique devices. This led to the failure of the Yota brand, which eventually went bankrupt in 2019.

BlackBerry Passport
At a time when the iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note were hitting the smartphone market, Blackberry tried to create a phone with a square 4.5-inch screen and a physical keyboard: it’s the size of a Canadian passport, hence the name “Passport”. . It was a brave attempt to launch an offbeat and quite unique smartphone, and that too from a company that catered to business users. But BlackBerry failed to convince many phone buyers to put their money into an oddly shaped smartphone that was far from conventional. Mixed reviews from critics and the fact that BlackBerry had already lost its core audience to other brands, particularly Apple, played against Passport. That said, the BlackBerry Passport will always be remembered as an icebreaker, despite its commercial failure.

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Essential Ph-1
The Essential Ph-1 was touted as the next big thing in the smartphone market, but received a good response from consumers. Not many people know that it was Essential (not Apple) that showed off the display notch at the top of its early flagships. Minor gripe aside, the Essential Ph-1 wasn’t a bad phone, but users said it was a hasty attempt at making an enthusiast phone. More than the phone’s flaws, the biggest thing that worked against the Essentials brand was its founder Andy Rubin, who co-created Android before the Google acquisition. Despite mounting accusations of sexual misconduct (Rubin denies those claims), and millions in funding, Essential has a poor public image. This led to the cancellation of Ph-2 and eventually the complete closure of the US-based company. Later, Carl Pei’s “Nothing” acquired the brand name from Andy Rubin’s Dead Startup. It’s unclear what Pei’s new company plans to do with the Essentials brand.

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