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8 of the worst smartphone and tablet names ever created

8 of the worst smartphone and tablet names ever created

It's hard to come up with good brand names: sometimes you just have to take a gamble. There are many products which sounded terrible to begin with that eventually won us over. Take the name 'Google', for example. Then there are product names which started bad and now seem even worse. Below are a few of my favorite love-to-hate smartphone and tablet names. 

1. Alcatel OneTouch POP STAR

Wrong on many levels.

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Alcatel OneTouch will make you feel like a pop star... who went bankrupt. / © Alcatel OneTouch

2. eMatic eGlide XL Pro II

eMatic eGlide XL Pro II: is it a tablet or a lubricant?

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Don't use eGlide XL Pro in your car engine: put it under a tire instead. / © eGlide

3. Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700

Asus marketing meeting for the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700:

"We need to create an exciting name for our product."

"Well, Transformers are exciting?"

"Great! But it needs to be bigger."

"Infinity is pretty big?"

"Right! Now, can we also make it sound like it belongs in the Terminator universe?"

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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700: such a 90s name. / © Asus

4. Trekstor Surftab Wintron 10.1

Sounds, like, totally tubular, bro. 

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Losetron. / © Trekstor

5. LG Ally

Anybody who ever used this phone would probably confirm that it's not on your side.

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Friendly fire. / © LG

6. HP Pro x2 612 G1

HP said votes were tied on whether to call it the HP Pro x2 612 G1 or the HP 5Gh37 399HF 952kW 68CB.

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It's pronounced: HP Pro multiplied by two, six hundred and twelve. / © HP

7. E FUN Nextbook 8 (2014)

0 FUN.

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A Textbook example of an awful name. / © E FUN

8. Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch

Words that should precede 'touch': soft, Midas, in. 

Words that should not precede 'touch': Epic, 4G, Galaxy. 

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Epic fail. / © Samsung


If you want to sell a sophisticated audio product, try not to accidentally name it after a nursery rhyme

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Old MacDonald had a four-input USB audio interface... / © Akai

What do you think is the worst smartphone or tablet name ever? Let me know in the comments.

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  • These are pretty good examples of pretty bad names for androids/tablets,etc. But, I actually think Facebook is one of the dumbest sounding things, even though it's an app not a device, and Whatsapp makes me cringe inside.
    What I'd like to know is why the different types of Android OS's are named after candy and other goodies. And who came up with the idea to do it? It's just odd, to say the least.
    I can't help but picture a 500lb computer geek and his friend sitting in a basement filled with electronics and junk food, tasked with coming up with these names, and one dude looks around the room and says, eureka, I have got it!!! 😁

  • joost Jun 6, 2016 Link to comment

    See? Android PIT can do nice articles after all. Without a hint of being paid by "one plus" or "monumental valley" ...

  • Not to mention it looks like it'd take you a minute or two to recite some of these names. Each. Yikes.

  • Funny! BTW EIE is one of the best audio interfaces despite of it's funny name.

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