Year in review: Apple and Google, telecom's new stars
It was Apple and Google--not the traditional phone companies AT&T and Verizon Communications--that took center stage in the telephony market in 2007.
In January, Apple announced the iPhone and named AT&T its exclusive carrier in the U.S. For almost six months, anticipation and hype surrounding the iPhone grew into a frenzy until the June 30 launch.
With an innovative touch screen that allows people to shrink and magnify Web pages with the pinch of their fingers, the iPhone has set the bar for future mobile devices in terms of usability, functionality, and design.
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