16 Smartphones That Were Deemed ‘iPhone Killers’ But Failed


An interesting list published at Yahoo! Tech highlights the 16 smartphones that were deemed as ‘iPhone Killers’ by various tech publications at the time of their launch, between 2008-2011 (via Daring Fireball). However, last year alone, Apple sold over 190 million iPhones, so one can safely say that the iPhone has not in fact been killed.


Here’s the ‘epic #fail’ list:

  1. Google Nexus One
  2. BlackBerry Torch 9800
  3. Palm Pre
  4. Galaxy S II
  5. Motorola Droid
  6. Else phone
  7. The entirety of Windows Phone 7
  8. BlackBerry Storm
  9. HTC Evo 4G
  10. Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X10
  11. HTC HD2
  12. LG KU990
  13. LG Viewty KU990
  14. Samsung SGH-F480
  15. HTC Touch
  16. LG Voyager image

Hit up the source link to learn more about each one.


  • ShaBi

    Apple is doomed.

  • Wall Man

    Anybody remember the HTC Touch? I was so amazed when I saw it I signed up for a 3 year contract. The only saving grace was the unlimited data that Bell had on the device. After a year it felt really old and luckily I was able to get an iPhone through work, but not after going through another HTC device and a Palm Treo, both sucked and died along the way and ended up switching to a 3GS.

  • Totally!

  • Sounds like you got to try out some new phones…too bad they didn’t last.

  • Eric

    Yup, the Blackberry will win!