Terming it "the first credible challenge" to the iPhone, Time magazine has named Motorola's Android-powered Droid smartphone as the year's top gadget. Noted Time, "The Droid is a hefty beast, a metal behemoth, without the gloss and finish of the iPhone, but you don't miss it." Another Android model, HTC's Droid Eris, has received a software upgrade from Verizon Wireless designed to repair eight flaws, including SMS and MMS issues.

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