I'm here in London this week to do a couple of conferences and other meetings. I picked up the What Mobile magazine (a UK consumer magazine for mobile phones) - the end-of-year awards issue - and it gave the phone of the year to the iPhone 3G. Congratulations Apple. This is how WM wrote in announcing the award:
The winner comes as no surprise. The iPhone 3G may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the vast majority of consumers are smitten by its gorgeous interface and stunning looks. We also lvoed the device, awarding it a fivce-star rating and Editor's Choice Award in our September review. The elegant touch menu is a joy to use and the Google Maps function is impressive but in our view the biggest improvement is the App store, offering hundreds of ways to customize and enhance the handset. And the iPhone 3G clearly has a place in our readers' hearts, as swarms of you voted for it. We couldn't agree more - its a deserved winner.
The runners-up were Samsung i850, the Nokia N96 and the SonyEricsson C902.
(other major awards were best network: Vodafone, best manufacturer SonyEricsson, best smartphone Blackberry Bold, best fashion phone LG Secret, best musicphone SonyEricsson W890i, best cameraphone Samsung i8510, best mobile service Nokia Maps 2.0, best mobile game Metal Gear Acid (by Glu Mobile) and best retailer Carphone Warehouse.
Congratulations to all the winners.
..but on your other hand, your HatRat will hold onto his E90 Communicator..
Tomi Ahonen / HatRat :-)