- Product Type: Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
It is sort of wrong to say that the PalmPilot deserves to be among the failed tech products we listed here. Considering it actually did end up selling pretty well for Palm Inc. They were known for digital assistants that were quite helpful to people in businesses as well as your regular college student. They offered people a way to truly stay on task. PalmPilots were also not crazy expensive, which is probably why the company sold 1 million units by 1998. It then was succeded by Palm III that very same year yet Palm Inc. as a company began to go downhill as the PC and MAC markets began to grow. By the time early smartphones showed up, they were done.