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Bath, Banes, United Kingdom, 2011/04/21 - Future, the special-interest media group, has announced the inaugural TechRadar Phone Awards – the UK’s biggest celebration of all things mobile phone. LSE: FUTR
Showcasing the very best in phones, apps and accessories, the TechRadar Phone Awards is the UK’s most exciting consumer phone awards. It launches after a landmark year for the industry: in 2010, there were 1.6 billion mobile phones sold and 8.2 billion apps downloaded (according to research company Gartner).
The TechRadar Phone Awards’ 12 categories include six chosen by public vote and six selected by a panel of expert judges, including representatives from MSN, Sky, Daily Telegraph and Gizmodo. The category split means the results will get to the heart of what the public really think – and what the experts’ verdicts are.
Voting is open now at awards2011.techradar.com/ and closes in June, with the winners announced in July.
Nick Merritt, Publisher for Future’s TechRadar said: “The mobile phone sector is the most fascinating area in consumer technology. Everyone is fighting it out at the top of the smartphone market, and thousands of developers are making some spectacular apps. Recognising the best work amongst all this is what the TechRadar Phone Awards are about.”
TechRadar is the UK’s biggest consumer tech website, and recently picked up a prestigious gong in the Experian Hitwise Awards. The site’s mobile phone coverage is unrivalled, with news, reviews and features like the authoritative 20 Best Mobile Phones in the World Today.
TechRadar Phone Awards 2011 – the categories
- Phone of the year;
- Best phone for business;
- Best consumer phone;
- Best phone innovation;
- Best phone accessory;
- Best phone OS (operating system).
- Best network;
- Best app;
- Best game;
- WTF of the year;
- Best phone feature;
- One to watch.
For more information visit awards2011.techradar.com/.
Future plc (futurenet.com) is an international special-interest media group, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events. We hold market-leading positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock, Guitar World and Official Xbox Magazine. Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, and techradar.com. Future sells more than 3 million magazines each month; we attract more than 23 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 27 annual live events. In addition, Future exports or syndicates publications to 90 countries, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.