Well, they didn't exactly say that, but based on their choice for Best Gadget of 2009, the Super Bowl pronouncement can't be far behind.
TIME magazine says the Verizon Droid phone is the top gadget beating out the new iPhone 3G s released in July. What, pray tell, is their rationale? Because it is "Android's first credible challenge to the iPhone."
Yep, TIME says the Droid is better even though it doesn't have "the gloss and finish of the iPhone," and it's "physical keyboard is good but not great." Yeah, and the best team in football is the Super Bowl runner-up.
So add TIME to the list of uber media outlets, including Walter Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal, who so much want Apple's iPhone to lose the crown as the best smart phone. But you can't be the man until you beat the man, and it hasn't happened yet.