Palm Pre Tops T3’s Hot 100 9
T3, a UK-based technology magazine that specializes in gadgets, gizmos, and other technology, has just released its “Hot 100” list and the Palm Pre is the leader of the pack. They called it “the hottest, most mouth-watering piece of gadgetry on the planet today.”
The write-up accompanying the list is a fun read:
A big theme of this year’s Hot 100 is time-worn brands redeeming themselves: Toshiba phones and Sony Walkmans in the top 10 is surprising enough but… a Palm phone? A hot product from a company that, like Vanilla Ice, was big in the 90s?
Believe it. Palm has taken the best aspects of the iPhone and BlackBerry Pearl, thrown away the things that users don’t like about those handsets and produced this year’s hottest gadget. Even more than Nokia’s N97, it’s the first true “iPhone killer”...
…Everything about the Pre has been thought about, worked on and buffed to a sheen. Even the Touchstone charging panel – an accessory that wirelessly docks the Pre and refuels by contact alone – is exciting. As far as we’re concerned, the Pre is the hottest, most mouth-watering piece of gadgetry on the planet today…
The Pre was followed on the list by the Sony X-Series Walkman (“the Walkman legend lives again”), the Nokia N97 (“if Nokia adds Comes With Music support, this will grind the iPhone into the dust"), the Phillips 21:9 Cinema screen (“that matches almost exactly the 2.39:1 aspect ratio of feature films”), and the TomTom Go 940 LIVE (“which has a wonderfully crisp display, intuitive interface” and a traffic avoidance system is second to none).
The Pre also bested other notables like the iPod Touch (#12), iPhone (#14) and Nintendo Wii (#20).
Regarding the Palm Pre, T3’s editors stated, “Its UK launch can’t come soon enough.” We second that emotion here in the States.
Special thanks to Taharka for the tip!