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iPhone leads list of TIME's Top 10 Gadgets

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.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. OtisWild

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    And I'll consider it..

    ... when they update it to shoot video. 640x480x30fps please!

  1. dliup

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: otiswild

    Are there any cell phones that shoots videos at that frame rate (without limiting to 15 seconds), at the price of iPhone? NOPE, NONE, NADA...

  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    re: dliup

    That means he doesn't really intend to buy one ever. Hence to unrealistic expectation that would only put buying one into CONSIDERATION--they key word--once it's met. Just another "I would if..."

  1. gudin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I'll consider one

    When it does the laundry, cleans the apartment, takes out the trash, and acts as a wingman when I got to the pub. Well, maybe it already does that last one.

  1. eddd

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    3G

    a 3G iPhone may be out next year, but unless you live in a major metro, you won't see any benefits for awhile longer. 3G simply isn't available in too many areas at this point.

  1. TheBum

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I'd buy one tomorrow if..

    ...it had 16GB of flash and the Google Maps app supported a Bluetooth GPS receiver. Then I could truly replace my PDA and my iPod.

  1. dliup

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    actually

    Well the iPhone can act as a wingman, and if you work it right, it will result in a girlfriend who will sometimes do some of the things you mentioned and perhaps a bit more... =p

    Google is coming with a service where it triangulates your position using cell towers.

  1. BelugaShark

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    RE: actually

    "Google is coming with a service where it triangulates your position using cell towers."

    Actually the iPhone has such an application and it works great; however, you can only install it by first jailbreaking your iPhone, which sucks!!

    There are so many cool apps for the iPhone, but they all require jailbreaking. We wouldn't see any "legal" iPhone apps till AFTER February.

    Thanx Apple!

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