HTC is brand of the year and the Desire is phone of the year, says award ceremony
Award ceremonies are pretty pointless really. They're just an excuse for everyone to pat each other on the back and eye them up for ideas and jobs. And last night, T3 had one where everyone probably laughed at those who turned up from Windows thanks to those terrible 7 second commercials and their rubbish phones.
One of the big bits of news to come from the event was Taiwanese phone makers HTC capping off an impressive year by bagging the brand of the year award, while its flagship device, the HTC Desire, was named phone of the year.
Apple got a look-in too with the iPad named gadget of the year and innovation of the year at the annual nerd junket. It was a good evening for Apple as they also scooped retailer of the year, the iPhone 4 got the gong for commuter gadget of the year and the MacBook Pro was named computer of the year.
Luke Peters, editor of T3, told the Telegraph: “HTC bagged the technology brand of the year award because not only do they have great products, but they’ve got the personality to match.”
Presumably, he wasn't thinking about those awful adverts the company have sprayed on shop shutters. Anyway, for the full list of winners, click over the jump.
App of the year: Google Maps Navigation
Music gadget of the year: Cambridge Audio DacMagic
Gaming gadget of the year: Alienware M11x
Home gadget of the year: Samsung NaviBot SR8845E
Commuter gadget of the year: Apple iPhone 4
Green gadget of the year: OneClick Intelliplug
Work gadget of the year: Three Mobile Mi-Fi
Innovation of the year: Apple iPad
New media service of the year: Spotify
Computer of the year: Apple MacBook Pro
Camera of the year: Panasonic Lumix GF1
Camcorder of the year: Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1
Retailer of the year: Apple Store
T3 Design Award: Samsung UE55C9000
TV of the year: Panasonic Viera TX-P50VT20B
Gadget personality of the year: Suzi Perry
Tech brand of the year: HTC
Phone of the year: HTC Desire
Gadget of the year: Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G