Top 10 Gadgets of 2002

Mobilemag would like to announce our Top 10 Gadgets of 2002. These products were chosen by our staff, mainly because we feel they are superior to all others, and have made an impact on the industry with their design, technology, and advanced features. We chose the best of the best that were released and announced in the year 2002.

Apple iPod
iPod lets you easily put your entire music collection in your pocket and listen to it anywhere. With the new 20GB iPod, you can listen to enough music that you would rarely hear the same song twice. You can even store your contact lists inside your iPod, too. With its innovative scroll wheel and graphical user interface, iPod customers can quickly accelerate through an entire library of 2,000 songs to find and play their favorite song or quickly and easily access any of their contacts in seconds. The newest versions now support Windows and Mac OS.

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RIM BlackBerry 5810
BlackBerry is already the corporate standard for secure wireless email. Now, with the BlackBerry 5810 handheld, you can make and receive phone calls too. It includes a thumb-operated trackwheel, easy-to-read screen, backlit keyboard, intuitive menu-driven interface and quick access to email, phone, SMS, organizer and web applications. Operating on advanced GSM/GPRS networks, the BlackBerry 5810 is the integrated handheld that lets you manage all of your business communications and information.

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Canon PowerShot S230
The Canon PowerShot S230 digital ELPH camera incorporates a 3.2-megapixel CCD sensor while maintaining the same size and elegant design that has made Canon’s line of digital ELPHs one of the best-selling digital camera series in the industry. In addition to its 3-megapixel sensor, the S230 includes a new Imaging Sensor called “DIGIC” to improve overall image quality, increase processing speed and further enhance other features including the camera’s Movie Mode. Other camera features incorporated into the new PowerShot S230 include a 2x optical / 3.2x digital / 6.4x combined zoom lens; Photo Effects mode; shutter speed range of 15 seconds to 1/1500 second; spot metering; selectable ISO settings from 50-400; built-in red-eye reduction light-guide flash; zoom playback up to 10x for convenient image review; and direct print capabilities with Canon’s optional Card Photo Printer.

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Sony CLIE PEG-NX70V
The Sony CLIE PEG-NX70V (available in gun metal grey and silver) is powered by a 200 MHz ARM-compliant processor, and runs the new Palm OS 5 operating system. Among the more notable features offered, the new device enables users to take photos and record video clips, record voice memos, and wirelessly browse the Internet on a Wi-Fi (802.11b) network with an optional Sony wireless LAN card in a CompactFlash-sized format, in addition to playing MP3 audio files and video games.

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Handspring Treo 300
The new Treo 300 communicator gives you a state-of-the-art wireless phone. With a fully integrated address book, 16 MB of memory, you can even surf your favorite sites in full color. Dialing anyone you know is a breeze with the integrated address book. The built-in keyboard makes it a breeze to compose quick messages. And the large color display makes it just as easy to read them. Included is a free headset for safe hands free talking. A backlit keyboard for dialing in the dark. Plus, a handy rocker switch that lets you effortlessly scroll through your contact list and speed dial list with just one hand.
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Archos 20GB Jukebox Recorder
The ARCHOS Jukebox Recorder 20 is the first, portable MP3 recorder with a 20GB Hard Disk that is also compatible with USB 2.0. It provides the awesome capability of recording directly from any audio source – real-time, on-the-fly recording of up to 300 hours (500 audio CD’s* – 5000 songs*) of top quality music in MP3 format. You can record direct from a stereo, CD player radio, or microphone via the stereo, line-in jack without needing to use a computer. It is also a voice recorder with a built-in microphone. You can record from any analog or digital sources at bit-rates up to 160 kbps and can port your recordings back to the PC without any specialized software.

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Samsung SPH-a500
The SPH-a500 has a 128 x 160 color TFT screen that can display 12 lines of dynamically sized text. With 3G high-speed connectivity you can Access data, e-mail, games and Web content, wirelessly up to 10 times faster than before. The use of voice recognition capabilities to select menus and make location or digit calls makes things easier. Find out who’s calling without opening your phone – check calls on the external blue backlit LCD. With an optional digital camera you can take and send pictures wirelessly.

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Dell Axim X5
The Dell Axim™ X5 is the ultimate handheld device that delivers style and outstanding features at an affordable price. It’s powered by the Intel® XScale™ Processor at 400MHz to help you keep up with the tasks of everyday life and equipped with 64MB SDRAM and 48MB Intel StrataFlash® ROM. The Axim X5 is equipped with Microsoft® Pocket PC 2002 Premium and pre-installed with familiar applications like Pocket Word and Pocket Excel, along with a calendar, contacts, voice recorder and a number of other built-in features.
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Palm Tungsten
The Palm Tungsten handheld is the most compact Palm branded handheld on the market today and is built for what matters most to handheld users. The Palm Tungsten handheld’s design and software integration deliver smooth, one-handed data management, while new processing power and a new operating system supercharge applications — making them faster and more efficient. A high-resolution 320×320 65,000 colors display delivers a great viewing experience, and integrated Bluetooth wireless communication capabilities enable users to communicate with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as printers, PCs or other handhelds.


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Creative NOMAD Jukebox Zen
The Creative NOMAD Jukebox Zen offers the same powerful features and flexibility found in a large capacity MP3 player, but now delivered in a smaller and sleeker package. The Zen has a fast 10x transfer rate via SB1394/FireWire or use USB plug-in for basic transfer. Load your entire music collection and data files in a flash onto the stylish Zen, pop it into your pocket or bag, then share information easily between computers.


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