The beauty of android is that you will never ran out of variety, and this extends from just the software to the hardware. Well, in the spirit of trying out different things and being “innovative”, some manufacturers have ended up giving the world the weirdest devices ever to exist. Below, I have shared the 3 most weird devices that did not succeed and their failure can only be attributed to one thing, “innovation” (or lack thereof)
- Motorola FlipOut
Released in June 2010 and packed with Android 2.1 (Eclair), 2.8″ TFT screen, 3MP Camera, 512MB RAM, 1130 mAh. It had an internal storage of 512MB with the option of SD Card expansion. The Motorola FlipOut was square and would rotate (flip out) to reveal the keyboard. In my opinion, this phone would have looked great if only Motorola did not make it so square.
- Sony Tablet P
This incredibly weird tablet by Sony packed a 5.5″ 480P display, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, 3080mAh battery and it was released in August 2011. It shipped with android 3.2 Honeycomb which was upgraded to Android 4.0 IceCream Sandwich. The internal storage was 4GB with Micro SD expansion up to 32GB. The weird part about the Tablet P, was that Sony decided to split the screen into two parts. The tablet looked like a lady’s clutch bag, and when you opened it up, you would get access to the two screens, on top and at the bottom. The two screens were actually one, separated by the large hinge in the middle.
- Samsung Galaxy Round
A more recent device from Samsung, released in October 2013, only in South Korea. The Galaxy Round is a smart phone that had a curved body and display (not curved in the way that the recent S6/S7 Edge devices are curved, but in a more bizarre way). Specs include a 5.7″ curved 1080P AMOLED display, Snapdragon 800 soc, 13MP Camera, 3GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage (expandable) and a 2800mAh battery. The Galaxy Round ran on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and despite having such an impressive spec-sheet (for that time), we never saw it sell in other markets.
Clearly there is no end to imagination and innovation, as weird as these devices are, I commend their manufacturers for trying out something bold and different. We would like to know your thoughts on these devices? Would you have bought any of them? Are there any other weird ones out there, that you have come across? Let us know in the comment section below.