Ok, I really wasn’t expecting the iPhone 3GS to get knocked off it’s perch by a publication, especially by the likes of Time Magazine.
Apple fan site AppleInsider is reporting that Time has named the Google Android powered Motorola Droid the top gadget of 2009, beating the iPhone 3GS and the Palm Pre.
“The Droid is a hefty beast, a metal behemoth without the gloss and finish of the iPhone, but you don’t miss it,” the magazine said. “The Droid’s touchscreen is phenomenally sharp and vivid, it has an actual physical (not great, but good enough) keyboard, and best of all, the Droid is on Verizon’s best-of-breed 3G network. It’s Android’s first credible challenge to the iPhone.”
Not to worry iPhone fans, the 3GS ranked number four on the list. The Palm Pre didn’t even make Time’s list.
You can read Time’s full Top 10 Gadgets of 2009 list on Time.com.