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iPad Mossberg Best of 2010

iPad Mossberg Best of 2010 - Wall Street Journal columnist Walt Mossberg weighed in Monday with his picks for the best and worst tech products of 2010, with Apple products dominating his "best of" lists.

Mossberg's favorite product of the year was the Apple iPad, followed by 4G wireless networks and a third-place tie between the Samsung Galaxy S and Apple iPhone 4. On the worst list were the Dell Streak, Google TV, and the TiVo Premiere.

Did PCMag analysts agree with Mossberg this year?

iPad Mossberg Best of 2010

When audio analyst Tim Gideon first got his hands on the iPad earlier this year, he too was impressed. The tablet earned 4.5 out of 5 rating and secured our Editor's Choice. Despite the lack of Flash support or a camera, the sleek design and overall experience made the iPad a must-have device.

As for 4G networks, mobile analyst Sascha Segan reviewed Verizon's 4G LTE network earlier this month and found it to be "the Cadillac of wireless networks." Verizon is actually the fourth U.S. carrier to roll out a 4G network, though as Segan points out, that depends on what you consider 4G. Sprint has a WiMAX network, T-Mobile's network is HSPA+, and MetroPCS's is LTE, but a much slower variant than Verizon is using. Amidst some controversy over what is considered 4G, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) recently loosened its definition of 4G to include LTE, WiMax, and HSPA+.

As for smartphones, Segan also gave positive reviews for the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S. "Apple's iPhone 4 adds a gorgeous screen, terrific camera, and faster processor to add to Apple's awesome app experience, but voice calling still isn't this phone's priority," he wrote. Nonetheless, the device earned a 4.5 and PCMag's Editor's Choice.

iPad Mossberg Best of 2010


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