Top 5 worst smartphone fads
When smartphone manufacturers push the envelope, they don't always get it right. Here are five recent smartphone fads that fell flat.
Today's smartphones are a mature technology. For better or worse, most of the phones out there have gravitated towards a common size, price, and feature set.
But the smartphone scene just a few years ago was a very different place. Disrupted by the iPhone, manufacturers were flailing around trying to come up with the next big thing, or even just a momentary gimmick.
So, just like when mom takes out the yearbook to remind you of your "awkward phase", inCNET's Jessica Dolcourt helped me flip through some of the most embarrassing smartphone design trends of the past few years.