updated 09:40 am EST, Tue December 9, 2008
iPhone hits no. 3 in TIME
The iPhone has fallen two spots in TIME Magazine's annual Top 10 Gadgets rankings, the latest issue reveals. Having taken the top position in 2007, the iPhone now sits in third for 2008, in its second incarnation as the iPhone 3G. The magazine praises the phone for having "launched the era of mobile computing," with over 10,000 applications available, linked to features such as on-board GPS.
TIME criticizes the iPhone, however, as being no better than most cellphones in terms of actual telephony, and unable to handle e-mail as well as the lowest-end BlackBerry. Taking the iPhone's former position is an iPhone and iPod-related accessory, the Optoma Pico PK-101 projector; in second is Mitsubishi's 65-inch LaserVue TV, the world's first commercial laser TV set.