Maggie and her iPhone
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Crave team couldn't imagine a better time to express gratitude for our favorite tech toys of the moment. For the first part of this gallery--which covers gadgets including the BlackBerry Curve, 42-inch Sharp Aquos, Logitech Harmony 550, and Apple MacBook--click here.
I have to admit, I wanted to hate the iPhone, I really did. I've owned several iPods over the years that ended up breaking, leading me to curse Steve Jobs' name many times. Needless to say, I wasn't planning on becoming an iPhone fangirl. But as a reporter who covers mobile technology, I felt compelled to at least check it out. I was going to give myself 30 days, and if I didn't fall in love with the device, I was going to return it. Truth be told, I fell in love on day one.
I recall it well: I was covering a story in Baltimore and rented a car to drive down there from New York City. I got lost heading into the city. But luckily, a co-worker who was traveling with me was able to punch in our destination on the iPhone, and through the magic of GPS and Google Maps navigate us toward the hotel. The iPhone saved the day.
I've also grown to love some of the cool apps I've downloaded from the App Store. My favorite is UrbanSpoon; last week I found a delicious new tapas bar in Chelsea.
So thank you Apple, and thank you, Steve Jobs. Of course, it's only been a month. If my iPhone breaks a day after my Apple Care runs out, you can kiss that thank you good-bye.
November 21, 2008 10:47 AM PST
Photo by: Sarah Tew/CNET Networks
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