updated 10:10 am EST, Wed December 12, 2007
iPhone #1 on TIME Top 10
The iPhone has been chosen as TIME Magazine's number one gadget of 2007. According to the prominent American publication, the iPhone has "changed the way we think about how mobile media devices should look, feel and perform." It has an attractive body made out of glass and steel, the magazine says, and the touchscreen interface is "loaded with eye candy." TIME is especially appreciative of how it combines features like a two-megapixel camera with iPod functionality, and how it lets users quickly tap into local Wi-Fi networks.
The only major complaint about the device is its ties to AT&T's cellular service, whose EDGE data network is described as "painfully slow." This should be resolved next year, when 3G iPhones will be able to tap into AT&T's HSPA network. Other gadgets in TIME's Top 10 list include the Nikon Coolpix S51c, the Palm Centro, and Iomega's eGo portable hard drive.