HTC Named Brand Of The Year at T3 Gadget Awards 2010

HTC, the Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer, scooped the brand of the year at T3 Awards 2010, while Apple was the big winner with five awards.

Apple's iPad was named gadget of the year at the T3 Gadget Awards 2010, although HTC scooped the gong for brand of the year. Photo: T3

Apple has emerged as the big winner at the T3 Gadget awards ceremony in London,  although HTC scooped the gong for the Brand of the year.

Apple’s iPad Wi-Fi 3G was named gadget of the year and innovation of the year at the annual T3 Awards, and was also named retailer of the year.

The organisers described the Apple’s iPad as “the best thing that’s happened this year in the tech world, hands down”.

The iPhone 4 picked up the trophy for commuter gadget of the year, while the MacBook Pro was named computer of the year.

Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC capped an impressive 12 months by scooping the brand of the year award, while its flagship device, the HTC Desire, was named phone of the year.

Luke Peters, editor of T3, said the company’s diverse range of handsets to suit all tastes and budgets had resonated with consumers.

“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,” he said.

Spotify was named the new media service of the year, while Google Maps Navigation scooped the inaugural app of the year award.

Gadget Show presenter Suzi Perry was named gadget personality of the year, beating off stiff competition from the likes of Stephen Fry and Jason Chen, editor of Gizmodo, the technology blog that published the first details of Apple’s iPhone 4.

The awards were voted for by T3 readers and a panel of expert judges. The list of T3 Gadget Awards 2010 winners in full are:

  • 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
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