Two weeks ago the entire technology industry appeared ready to unveil something new and shiny, with Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft all showing off new platforms and devices as their ongoing battle for market dominance shows no signs of abating.
As such it was no surprise that the most popular articles of the past seven days focused on our reviews of these devices, including the Kindle Fire HD - finally available in the UK - and the Google Nexus 10 device from Samsung.
The Nokia Lumia 920 running on Windows Phone 8 was also reviewed, and received a coveted five-star review, while our early impressions from a hands-on review of the iPad Mini was also popular.
Elsewhere, 4G hit the headlines when EE turned on its 4G network to bring these superfast services to the UK for the first time. BT also promised more superfast internet access with its fibre rollouts brought forward by some 12 months to 2014.
The obligatory security story saw researchers warning of a flourishing trade of cyber-crime "supermarkets" where crooks can sell nefarious tools to steal money and data with ease.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD reviews
Amazon's tablet is a great buy for Kindle fans, but it's let down by sluggish performance and an unintuitive interface
Google Nexus 10 first impressions
V3 takes a look at Google's new Samsung-built Nexus tablet
Nokia Lumia 920 review
A top-notch Windows Phone full of custom software that shows why Nokia rules the ecosystem
Intel shows off Windows 8 ultrabooks from Lenovo, Dell and Acer
Firm hoping for mass adoption of new systems powered by its chips
Apple iPad Mini hands-on review
Lightweight but high-performance tablet on first impression
UK 4G networks finally arrive as EE switches
Nation begins new chapter in mobile history after years of wrangling
Windows Phone 8 review
Great for business customers, but still lacking in applications
Security researchers warn of flourishing cybercrime kit 'supermarkets'
Malware packages range from bargains to premium packages
Apple ordered to amend Samsung apology by UK judge
Firm in hot water after it claimed it would take 14 days to amend text on its website
BT speeds up fibre rollouts as profits soar
Firm sees profits rise by seven percent
Dan Worth is the news editor for V3 having first joined the site as a reporter in November 2009. He specialises in a raft of areas including fixed and mobile telecoms, data protection, social media and government IT. Before joining V3 Dan covered communications technology, data handling and resilience in the emergency services sector on the BAPCO Journal.