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Asus triumph over Apple at T3 awards, S3 voted best smartphone

Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by editor, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Blimey - here's an indicator of how times are a-changing.

    The T3 Awards normally see Apple taking home a bagful of awards, but this year it's all about the slightly less glamourous Asus, who emerged with the awards for best gadget (Nexus 7), best tablet (Nexus 7), best computer (UX31), best tech brand and best design (Asus Transformer).

    The Samsung S3 got the best phone gong, while Apple had to make do with the rather boring 'best work gadget' prize. Good to see the Raspberry Pi winning too.

  2. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    I've just ordered a UX31a, looks rather good :cool:
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Tis veh shiny! I'm really impressed with Asus's stuff. The Nexus is fantastic value for money and the Transformer Prime looks like it costs double the money - and performs like it too :)
  4. souljacker

    souljacker and this is fresh

    Its pretty interesting that Apple got the best work gadget. When the iphone first came out, it seemed to be woefully inadequate for business users. Now, its overtaken Blackberry and become the de facto business phone.

    I also suspect they would have wone a couple more awards if the iphone 5 had been available during voting.
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm not so sure about that at all. It's a nice enough phone, but there's nothing really new or particularly innovative about it.
  6. souljacker

    souljacker and this is fresh

    Well, we'll never know will we. Do they do an award for 'Most innovative way to make everyone buy new stuff'? They'd have won it for that crappy new connector.
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    No contest.
  8. fen_boy

    fen_boy Exits gracefully.

    UX31 is an odd choice, I hated it when I tried it. It's got the naffest keyboard in the universe.
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That's been massively improved.
  10. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Isn't T3 that mag that only manages to sell by having half naked women on the cover?
  11. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    It always strikes me as bizarre that their are any tech mags left in these days of anyone who's interested in tech having access to the internet and all the up to the minute information that brings.
  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    T3 is a very successful magazine, and it's syndicated all over the world. I still buy it occasionally. Sometimes it's nice to be able to read a proper magazine rather than look at screen.
  13. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    That doesn't change my surprise that ink and paper is still so popular...still there is a change from a decade ago when I used to buys mags, there is a lot less space on most newsagents shelves given over to them, so it is declining.
  14. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    True of all current smart phones. There is nothing new about any of them, they are competing on colour scheme and proper amplifiers on the head phone socket.
  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I disagree. The Galaxy Note II, for example, has some really interesting new features.

    Features I wish my own phone had, in fact.
  16. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    By itself that's not a bad thing at all.
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    All the top phones have pretty good sound quality these days.

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