SLIDESHOW: Worst Product Flops of 2012
4. Sony Tablet P
Earlier this year Sony debuted the Tablet P, the company's attempt to make tablets an even more portable experience. The P features a unique clamshell design, allowing the device to fold in half and fit into a pocket. This feature, however, also resulted in a flaw that ruined the device for most users. In order to fold, the screen is split in half by a large, black hinge, which makes playing games and reading incredibly awkward. Because of the screen split, as well as complaints about the operating system and touchscreen sensitivity, the P garnered horrible reviews. In response to poor sales, the device was sold at steep discount - dropping from $549 to $199 - within a few months. In August, Sony announced it would be updating the Android operating system to the latest version for the Sony Tablet S, but that the P would not be updated. The company is no longer selling the tablet on its American website.