The world of cellphones is a hugely competitive business. Numerous companies have jockeyed for market share over the years, both before and after the likes of Apple and Samsung took over as the two most dominant companies. And while the iPhone and Galaxy brands are generally considered the premiere mobile devices of today, there have been plenty of challengers for that throne — both before and after Apple and Samsung combined to grab almost all of the smartphone business.
It turns out that succeeding in the cell phone game is harder than it looks. It takes a combination of a great product, excellent marketing, and a bit of luck to have a best-selling phone. The companies who manufactured these 13 phones quickly learned it the hard way, and in some cases, have barely bothered to try again since.