5. Apple iPhone 4
And here you thought we were going to snub Apple just because the circumstances of Antennagate -- a PR black-eye for Apple, no matter which way you slice it -- ended up overshadowing the iPhone 4 itself this year. And yes, Antennagate, and Apple's response to perceived design flaws on iPhone 4, was among the year's biggest stories, no question. But antenna issues aside, the iPhone 4 is marvelous: 9.3 mm (and 24 percent thinner than the iPhone 3GS), an ARM-based A4 processor (same as iPad's), a realtime video chatting application, FaceTime, a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture capability, a second, front-facing camera and a 3.5-inch, 960 x 460 display.