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Wall Street Journal technology journalist Walt Mossberg has chimed in with his best and worst picks for 2010, with Apple’s iPad topping the list as best, with the Dell Streak and Google TV at the opposite end of the scale.
AppleInsider is reporting that All Things D columnist Walt Mossberg’s annual best and worst reviewed products list is now available for 2010, and the iPad has been crowned as his best product of the year. The technology journalist calls Apple’s iPad “amazing” and claims that November’s iOS 4.2 update, as well as the huge selection of apps for the device, keeps the tablet ahead of the competition.
In second place on the best list are 4G networks, mostly because Mossberg feels that the existing 3G networks are “bursting at the seams.” However, the journalist notes that the big story for 4G won’t come until next year when the service is expected to widely expand.
Google’s Android landed in a third-place tie with the iPhone 4, specifically the newest Samsung Galaxy S smartphone which Mossberg claims “is representative of the powerful force that Android has become within the smartphone marketplace.” Be that as it may, Mossberg still feels that the iPhone 4 is “the best overall smartphone.”
It’s not all wine and roses for two other eagerly awaited 2010 devices, however -- the Android-powered Dell Streak was handily the worst reviewed product of the year, which Mossberg refers to as a “tweener” since it’s too big to use as a phone and too small to be a capable tablet.
Last but not least, Google TV landed in last place as the second worst reviewed product of 2010, citing the technology as “chaotic” and “complicated.” Mossberg feels that the technology is being hampered by cable operators, who are terrified that free Internet content may squash their lucrative business model.
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