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The first TechRadar Awards are being sponsored by three top-tier companies – DTS, Intel and Qualcomm.
With voting underway from Monday 1st March at techradar.com/awards , the TechRadar Awards contain 18 categories across TechRadar’s core areas; Computing, Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications and Gadgets with shortlisted companies including Samsung, Apple, HTC, Microsoft, Spotify, Acer, Nvidia, Mozilla and Google. The shortlists in each category were created by a leading panel of tech experts, including representatives from Sky News, MSN and Mobile Choice.
Computing – sponsored by DTS
• Computing technology champion
• Computing technology of the year
• Hottest mobile computing innovation
• Most essential online innovation
• Most essential software innovation
• Best computing add-on technology.
Home Entertainment – sponsored by Intel
• Greatest visual innovation
• Greatest audio innovation
• Most innovative entertainment platform
• Most exciting gaming tech.
Mobile Communications – sponsored by Qualcomm
• Mobile technology champion
• Essential phone of the year
• Most innovative app of the year
• Hottest mobile platform.
• Essential gadget of the year
• Greatest contribution to digital photography
• Top entertainment gadget
• Best on-the-go tech.
As the votes come in, each category is updated in real-time, and voters will have the chance to win £25,000 in prizes, including 10 Dell Adamo laptops worth £799 each and four YoYoTech Fi7EPOWER MK3 desktop gaming PCs, worth a staggering £4,995 each!
The TechRadar Awards will be promoted across Future’s web portfolio - including PhotoRadar, T3.com and Home Cinema Choice. Future’s in-house social media team will push the campaign through Twitter, Facebook and technology forums.
Ian Robson, organiser of the TechRadar Awards, said: “The UK’s leading site for technology enthusiasts now has an awards event designed to match their enthusiasm. Embracing social networking, dynamic live reporting of the top voted products throughout the awards duration, and with innevitable winners completely decided upon by the enthusiasts who know and love what makes a good technology product. This will be the first of many years where the industry and technology consumers will look to TechRadar.com for awards results that matter most to them.“
The list of winners and runners-up will be announced at the end of April on techradar.com/.
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