iPhone Named 'Invention Of The Year' The device's critical shortcomings did not overshadow Time's endorsement of the touch-screen smartphone.
By Antone Gonsalves InformationWeek November 1, 2007 06:39 PM
Time magazine has named Apple's iPhone "invention of the year," citing is design, innovative touch screen, and potential for changing the tech industry's approach to mobile computing.
While bestowing the honor on the popular cellular phone/handheld computer, Time acknowledged the iPhone's flaws: the device's on-screen keyboard is too hard to type on, the gadget is too big for a mobile phone, there no instant messaging, it doesn't work on most people's work e-mail, and it's locked to service provider AT&T (NYSE: T).
Nevertheless, those shortcomings didn't overshadow the five elements Time listed as making the device special...
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