HTC smartphone named gadget of the year by 'T3'
on 04/10/2013 00:00:00
It beat the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the phone of the year category, chipping at the dominance held by both technology giants.
However, Apple won computer and tablet of the year and Samsung took the brand of the year title, while Sony won digital camera and television of the year.
Michael Acton Smith, co-founder of entertainment firm Mind Candy, which created Moshi Monsters toys, was awarded for his outstanding contribution to technology.
T3 said of Smith: "From [gadget retailer] Firebox. com, an early adopter of e- commerce, to Perplex City, the groundbreaking multi- media game, his vision and hunger for bigger and better has helped the UK become one of the most exciting countries in the world of tech."
T3 editor-in-chief Kieran Alger said: "This year's awards have been the hardest fought yet. Every single winning product is truly an outstanding example of innovation and design.
"Alongside the killer products of the past 12 months we're also thrilled to have honoured two of Britain's finest tech innovators. It's fantastic to be able to acknowledge the truly staggering success of two visionary entrepreneurs who have influenced the way we work and play on a global scale.
Google won innovation of the year for Google Glass, while Netflix took the digital media service of the year award. The Sky+HD 2TB set top box won entertainment gadget of the year, and Xbox Smartglass won app of the year.