20 Worst-Named Phones and Tablets

Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of Laptopmag.com since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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  1. Simon Says:

    This list seems to be compiled from a random collection of gadgets. How can you fault the Galaxy Tab 2 for using the number “2” and then also fault Apple for *not* using a number for the 3rd gen iPad? Likewise, your rationale that people would have confused HP’s TouchPad with a PC peripheral is laughable. The flat, touch-sensitive surface on your laptop is generically referred to as a “trackpad” not a “touchpad” so I doubt anyone would have been put off.

  2. Kelly Says:

    Forgot one ….Surface by Microsoft. When I
    First saw that name I had to triple check that
    I was reading it correctly , because it was ” that dumb”

  3. Jomana Says:

    Nokia Lumia is probably the dumbest of them all !!

  4. Sean F Says:

    Surprised y’all didn’t catch the Samsung Smiley (literally branded as the ‘Samsung :)’ in some ads).

  5. Stephen Says:

    Simon, in my experience people where I’m from often refer to the touch-sensitive surface on a laptop as touchpads.

    How about the HTC ChaCha?

  6. Elisabeth Hays Says:

    How could you leave out Nook?

  7. jimmy Says:

    this article is pants – for most devices you haven’t even discussed their naming!

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