Droid, Nook rule the 'Time Magazine' Gadget list
Android is going places and now its on Time Mag list with Motorola Droid and Barnes and Noble Nook taking first two spots of Top Ten Gadgets of 2009.
What Time wrote about Droid:
Everybody likes Android, Google’s open-source smartphone operating system. But a smartphone operating system isn’t all that satisfying without an actual kick-ass smartphone wrapped around it. Now Android has one: The Droid is a hefty beast, a metal behemoth without the gloss and finish of the iPhone, but you don’t miss it. 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.
The screen is one you’ve seen before: the 6-in. E Ink screen in Barnes & Noble’s new Nook e-reader is the same one in Amazon’s Kindle 2. It’s the stuff around and behind the screen that makes the Nook cool. Like that color touchscreen right below it, adding some flair and speed to go with the poky, drab E Ink display. Or the support for wi-fi, SD cards and PDFs. Or the powerful, flexible Android operating system that the whole package runs on. The Nook also comes with a classy book-lending feature: you can let other people read your Nook books for up to two weeks, just like paper books.