At the recent T3 Gadget Awards 2009, one of the best known gadget awards out there, Apple and the iPhone 3GS won two awards, including the Best Commuter Gadget of the year and the Gadget you can’t live without award – both makes very much sense to me. These two awards were a good consolation for loosing out to the HTC Hero in the Gadget of the Year Award.
The list of winners at the T3 awards reads like the best of breed list as it features the likes of Apple, Google, Amazon, BBC, Sony, and Samsung. As mentioned the HTC Hero which uses the Google Android operating system won the prestigious ‘Gadget of the Year Award’ beating the Apple iPhone 3GS at the finish line. If anything this is acknowledgment as to the progress in the smartphone market, a technological revolution that the Apple iPhone can take much glory for. This also supports our arguments for the AT&T exclusive iPhone deal coming to an end in the near future, as the handset competition is increasing, limiting the iPhone 3GS market potential by being connected to a single network.
It was a good night for Apple though, as in addition to the two iPhone 3GS awards, they also took home two awards for the new MacBook Pro, winning the much coveted ‘Drop dead gorgeous gadget award’ and the ‘work gadget of the year award’. Here is the full list of winners:
- Drop Dead Gorgeous Gadget – Apple MacBook Pro
- Home Gadget of the Year – Humax Foxsat-HDR
- Work Gadget of the Year – Apple MacBook Pro
- Retailer of the Year – Amazon
- New Media Service of the Year – BBC iPlayer HD
- Gadget Personality of the Year – Stephen Fry
- Outstanding Contribution to Tech – Jon Rubinstein
- Game of the Year – Call of Duty: World at War
- Commuter Gadget of the Year – Apple iPhone 3GS
- Gadget You Can’t Live Without – Apple iPhone
- Camera of the Year – Canon EOS 50D
- Computer of the Year – Lenovo IdeaPad S10E
- Brand of the year – Google
- Green Gadget of the Year – Sony Bravia
- Launch of the Year – Google Android
- Music Product of the Year – Sony X-Series Walkman
- Phone of the Year – HTC Hero
- Innovation of the Year – Spotify
- TV of the Year – Samsung UE40B7000 WW
- Gadget of the Year – HTC Hero
One of the most talked about innovations of the last year, Spotify, snagged up the ‘Innovation of the Year Award’ for its success. It is not long ago since the Spotify iPhone App was officially announced available through the iTunes App Store.
What is perhaps the biggest surprise is that the iTunes App Store itself did not receive an award, or any of the many great applications available for the iPhone and other smartphones. Perhaps next year they need to introduce the ‘App of the Year Award’.