For its era, what was the greatest smartphone of all time?

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Technology moves so quickly that it’s easy to lose sight of just how amazing stand-out devices were in their heyday. Before you’ve had a chance to eulogize a great gadget, it’s either listed on eBay or Craigslist, or it’s halfway to the recycling center. Time for the next big thing.

And here we are with some new great gadgets. Actually, we’re at a pretty special inflection point this month: the new Moto X and the iPhone 66 Plus — both of which are being released in just a matter of days — could be the best smartphones ever made, period. (Or they could be terrible, I suppose, but the odds of that seem perishingly small.) Thing is, the smartphone industry is generally on its A-game lately, which made me think: what phone was so much…

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