8 of the worst smartphone and tablet names ever created


1. Alcatel OneTouch POP STAR

Wrong on many levels.

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Alcatel OneTouch will make you feel like a popstar… 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 definitely 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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