Email Only Device-Peek-at the Top of Time’s Gadget of the Year List

What does this say? I’m not sure. Much of the excitement in the mobile tech space has been and continues to be about smartphones, netbooks, and MIDs, all devices that can do mulitple things. So, why is an email only handheld device, the Peek, leading the vote getters in Time Magazine’s Gadget of the Year List for 2008? Is it that consumers want simplicity? Is it because the voting is rigged? Is it the price? I’m not sure.