I mentioned just a few days back that the iPad was named as 2010 Gadget of the Year by Engadget’s readers (over 100,000 of them). A couple days ago Engadget announced that it has also won Gadget of the Year in their 2010 Engadget Awards Editors’ Choice.
That’s a nice little double. Here’s the reasoning behind the editors’ pick of the iPad, and some praise for the Evo 4G, which was the runner-up:
The iPad won this one going away — there’s just no denying the influence Apple’s tablet had on the industry this year. But we think the Evo 4G will be remembered as the first of an entirely new breed of smartphones, and that’s pretty amazing too.
For a look at all the Engadget editors’ choices, go here:
Walt Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal’s venerable Personal Technology columnist, has named the iPad as his Best Product of 2010. It finished above high-speed 4G networks, the Samsung Galaxy S and the iPhone 4.
Here’s a little on why the iPad was top of Mossberg’s list:
For a 1.0 product, the iPad was amazing. With the new iOS 4.2 operating system and its huge selection of apps, the iPad continues to stay ahead of the competition.
If Apple has a trophy cabinet for iPad end-of-year awards, they may want to think of expanding its size – as they just keep rolling in, and deservedly so of course. :)
News Via: All Things Digital
The iPad has finished top of the charts as the most popular gadget among the very tech-savvy readers of gdgt, Peter Rojas’ and Ryan Blocks’ excellent site for gadget reviews and discussions.
Since it’s getting close to the end of the year we thought we’d put together a list of the twenty most popular gadgets on the site in 2010, as determined by our users. We calculated the list by looking at each gadget’s number of Wants and Haves, and then factoring in its level of activity (i.e. number of questions, comments, reviews, page views, etc.).
That’s another nice win for the iPad. I’m starting to wonder whether it’s heading for a ‘sweep’ of all the major gadget of the year type awards. It certainly wouldn’t surprise me.
Time Magazine has named the iPad on its list of The 50 Best Inventions of 2010 – and given it some glowing praise in the text for its listing in the Technology section.
How does Apple keep out-inventing the rest of the tech industry? Often, it’s by reinventing a product category that its competitors have given up on. In theory, the iPad is merely a follow-up to such resoundingly unpopular slate-style computers as Microsoft’s Tablet PC. But Apple is the first company that designed finger-friendly hardware and software from scratch rather than stuffing a PC into a keyboardless case. When it calls the results "magical" and "revolutionary," it’s distorting reality only slightly.
No arguments here. As just a bit of further proof of the iPad’s impact, an iPad-only app also made the Technology list: the excellent ‘social news’ Flipboard app. I’m also happy to see that the promising Square payments platform made the list. Check out the full list here and see what you think of the winners:
News via: Razorianfly
The iPad is a two-time winner at T3 Magazine’s T3 Gadget Awards 2010. It won both the Innovation of the Year and the Gadget of the Year. T3 says of the iPad that it is …
the best thing that’s happened this year in the tech world, hands down
For more details on all of this year’s T3 Gadget Awards, see their site for the awards here:
As we run up to the end of the year, I fully expect the iPad’s trophy cabinet to get very full.