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iPhone: Time's Top Gadget of 2007
Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 at 8:30 AM - by
Time's Top Ten Gadgets of 2007 list is out, and Apple's iPhone trumped every gadget that rolled off the assembly line this year. Considering it was also Time's invention of the year, the combination iPod and smart phone was in a good position to take this list, too.
Time's top gadget for 2007
Time said "The iPhone changed the way we think about how mobile media devices should look, feel and perform. The design is exceptional inside and out: It's got a slick glass-and-stainless steel case and an elegant touch screen loaded with eye candy."
The only downside Time offered was that the iPhone is tied to AT&T's cell network in the United States.
The iPhone was followed by the Nikon Coolpix S51c digital camera, Netgear's SPH200W Wi-Fi Skype Phone, the Palm Centro, and the Sony Handycam HDR-CX7 in the top five. The rest of the top ten list included Samsung's P2 media player, the Toshiba Portégé R500-S5004 laptop, the FlyTech Dragonfly, Iomega's eGo Portable Hard Drive, and the Belkin N1 Vision Wi-Fi Router.
In November, Time named the iPhone the invention of the year. The handheld's blend of form and functionality coupled with its user friendly interface won it the title and also set a new standard for other cell phone makers to match.
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