03/18/2011 09:15 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Microsoft's Most Epic Gadget Fails (PHOTOS)

A recent report by Bloomberg suggested that, due to poor demand, Microsoft may rethink the Zune media player. The Redmond-based company said that device's operating software will be integrated into Windows Phone 7 and Xbox devices, and sources anticipate that the company will discontinue the current Zune line, which was launched in 2006 as a challenger to the Apple iPod.

If the Zune meets its rumored demise, the device will join a long line of high-profile Microsoft gadgets that flopped. The company's gadget graveyard includes ambitious projects that range from the ingenious to the ill-advised.

Check out our roundup of Microsoft devices that either tanked after launching or fizzled out. Do you have a suggestion that didn't make our list of top fails? Upload your selection using the "Add a slide tool."

For more tech products that never panned out, have a look through a slideshow of the 12 biggest products that failed in the past decade.

Microsoft's Worst Gadget Flops