GadgetyNews – Ten years of tech news and gadget reviews
Nothing lasts for long in the world of tech, so it is with a degree of pride that I am able to announce the tenth birthday of this website.
In fact, the very first post from me here occurred on October 30th, 2007! That means we are already in to our eleventh year 😮
10 years ago
Ah, what timing. Within a day of starting the site, the exciting news that the Nokia Music Store was opening! I know, right? I was still in the afterglow of buying my shiny new Nokia N95 and then this! How could I have ever contained myself.
Of course, 2007 saw the very first iPhone. It was also the year that the greatest rival to iOS was born.
Google Android‘s software development kit was first made available along with £5million in prizes to entice people to get on-board.
2007 was also the year that w00t! became the ‘Word of the Year’ – true fact.
Facebook also launched to the general public in 2007 but it was Bebo that took home the prize for being the best performing social media site. I think we also need to pause and reflect on the others we have lost such as LiveJournal and MySpace.
I loved my PSP (Playstation Portable) but Nintendo was still in the game with the announcement of their new DS.
As hard as it might be to fathom, 2007 saw the Nintendo Wii trounce both the PS3 and Xbox 360 in the battle of the consoles.
I seem to recall that there was also a battle being fought, the likes of which we had not seen since VHS Vs Betamax. This, of course, was HD DVD Vs Blu-ray.
Any other gadgety memories from a decade ago?
Please let me know below.