Facebook Phone Could Join These 8 Flops
ESPN and BIC among those to offer up poor concept phones
The ESPN Phone
Behold the ESPN flip phone. Expensive sports content, tiny screen, slow downloads and jarring red glowing buttons. It's a wonder this beauty didn’t catch on.
In 2006, Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) sports network partnered with Sanyo to offer a red-and-black, ESPN-branded cell phone for $199 (plus $65 to $225 monthly for premium content) and spent a reported $40 million marketing it.
After signing up fewer than 30,000 customers, the venture was scrapped the same year.
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