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MacRumors
Dec 12, 2007, 01:01 PM
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Time has already named (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007/11/01/times-invention-of-the-year-iphone/) the iPhone the invention of the year. Now, it tops their list (http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/top10/article/0,30583,1686204_1686305_1690738,00.html) of Top 10 Gadgets of 2007.
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. It's an iPod and a 2-megapixel camera. Images and video clips display vertically or horizontally they reorient themselves depending on how you hold the thing. When the phone detects a wireless network within range your own home wi-fi set up or somebody else's it lets you tap once to connect, and then proceed with your Web surfing, Google mapping, emailing and other activities that can otherwise be painfully slow over AT&T's cellular network the only one, unfortunately, that carries iPhone calls.

Other devices that have made the list include the Nikon Coolpix S51c (http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/top10/article/0,30583,1686204_1686305_1690754,00.html), Netgear Wi-Fi Skype Phone (http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/top10/article/0,30583,1686204_1686305_1690756,00.html), Palm Centro (http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/top10/article/0,30583,1686204_1686305_1690773,00.html), Sony Handycam HDR-CX7 (http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/top10/article/0,30583,1686204_1686305_1690820,00.html), Samsung P2 (http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/top10/article/0,30583,1686204_1686305_1690824,00.html), Toshiba Portege R500-S5004 (http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/top10/article/0,30583,1686204_1686305_1690832,00.html), FlyTech Dragonfly (http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/top10/article/0,30583,1686204_1686305_1690848,00.html), Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive (http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/top10/article/0,30583,1686204_1686305_1690855,00.html), and the Belkin N1 Vision Wi-Fi Router (http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/top10/article/0,30583,1686204_1686305_1690859,00.html).



Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007/12/12/iphone-tops-times-top-10-gadgets-of-2007/)



lofight
Dec 12, 2007, 01:12 PM
:) nice!! the iphone IS also the invention of the year in my opinion

Drumjim85
Dec 12, 2007, 01:40 PM
video only displays horizontally ...

JMax1
Dec 12, 2007, 03:54 PM
video only displays horizontally ...

I've gotten some quicktime videos viewed through safari to play vertically.

a456
Dec 15, 2007, 09:19 AM
Good call. The iPhone is not overpriced, the tariff is not too high (especially when you see adverts on the telly for ringtones that cost 4.50 a week), but it is light years ahead of the competition. I wouldn't pay more than 10 for any other phone, but for an iPhone I would part with the 269. All those that claim the phone isn't value for money need to do two things: 1. Use one; 2. Open their eyes to how much other vendors are charging for phones and tariffs (that incl. data) - if anything the iPhone tariff is dirt cheap.