No, a Terminator has not endorsed Apple’s tablet computer, it’s the “prestigious” awards ceremony held in London last night, where the votes of 750,000 readers and an expert panel are used to determine technology awards.
The iPad beat its own slightly younger sibling (the iPhone 4) out of the top spot to win the overall “Gadget of the Year” category. As well as beating the HTC Desire, Sky+ HD, Microsoft’s XBox Kinect and the Toshiba Cell TV to take the “Innovation of the Year” award as well.
The second award was not as easily won as the first. But in the end the overwhelming vote from the buying public, who felt the device could connect anyone to the modern online world, pushed the decision through against a split panel of experts.
The iPhone 4, possibly compromised in many people’s eyes because of Antennagate didn’t manage to take the “Phone of the Year” award, losing out to the HTC Desire there.
The iPhone 4 did manage to pick up the “Commuter Gadget of the Year” Award though. How should HTC and Apple view that?
Apple’s almost clean sweep continued as it picked up “Retailer of the Year”, which is probably well deserved. And the lowly MacBook (remember those?) picked up “Computer of the Year”.
All in all a good night for Apple. Google picked up App of the Year award, introduced this year, for their Google Maps Navigation app.
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