The results are in for the first V3.co.uk Tech Awards, so thanks to the 1,300 readers who took part in the survey to share their views on the best IT products, events and people of 2010.
On the products side, it's no surprise that Apple did well in any of the categories it in which it was nominated, topping off another successful year for the firm, but there was also recognition for Sony, Dell, Microsoft and Fujitsu among others.
Apple was the clear winner for product of the year, with a third of readers voting for the iPad. Jobs and Co also managed to get a further 13 per cent of the vote for the iPhone 4. Also popular in this category was Android 2.2 with a fifth of the vote.
The iPhone 4 also emerged as the most popular smartphone, polling 33 per cent of the vote. However, Android also proved its weight again, with the HTC Desire and Samsung Galaxy S, both running the Google mobile operating system, selected as the handset of choice for 23 and 17 per cent of V3.co.uk readers respectively.
The contest for best laptop was more close run. Sony emerged as the winner with 24 per cent of readers opting for the Vaio Z Series. However, Apple also managed a good showing in this category, gaining 19 per cent of the vote for both its latest MacBook Pro and Air models.
Fujitsu took the crown for best business desktop with its Esprimo E5645 business PC, while Dell was a clear winner in the business hardware section with its PowerEdge server gaining 41 per cent of the vote.
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