Samsung galaxy s2 beats iphone 4 to t3 gadget award

The Samsung Galaxy S2 has beaten the iPhone 4 and a host of other mobiles to claim T3’s phone of the year award.

It is the first time for three years that Apple or HTC have not won the category.

Talking about the handset, judges said: “Not content with pretty much owning internet search, Google has turned Android into a real threat to Apple’s dominance on both mobiles and tablets.”

Gadget of the year went to the Microsoft Xbox Kinect.

The console also picked up the gaming gadget of the year.

T3 Editor, Luke Peters, said: “The Kinect is not only an amazing gadget for today, it’s a mouth-watering technological prospect for tomorrow too.”

Other winners included Apple’s iPad 2 (Tablet), Amazon’s Kindle (Commuter gadget) and the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 (word gadget).

Apple picked up three awards in total with Samsung also winning the TV of the year.

Twitter was voted digital media service of the year while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg picked up the gadget personality prize.

The winners were as follows:

Phone of the year: Samsung Galaxy S2

Tablet of the year: Apple iPad 2

Work gadget of the year: RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780

Innovation of the year: Razer Switchblade

Commuter gadget of the year: Amazon Kindle

Digital camera of the year: Canon Powershot G12

Gadget accessory of the year: Eye-Fi X2

Gaming gadget of the year: Microsoft Xbox Kinect

T3 design award: Apple MacBook Air 11-inch

Tech brand of the year: Google

App of the year: Flipboard

Digital media service of the year: Twitter

Music gadget of the year: Monster Beats by dre Dre Pro Studio

Home gadget of the year: Philips Airfryer

Retailer of the year: Amazon

Computer of the year: Apple MacBook Air 11-inch

Gadget personality of the year: Mark Zuckerberg

TV of the year: Samsung 8000 Series (UE55D8000)

Outstanding contribution to technology: Sir David Attenborough

Gadget of the year: Microsoft Xbox Kinect

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Samsung galaxy s2 beats iphone 4 to t3 gadget award