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Samsung Galaxy S2 beats iPhone 4 to 'Phone of the Year' Award

Samsung's Galaxy S2, a central figure in legal battle between Apple and Samsung, has won the "Phone of the Year" (opens in new tab) title at the T3 Gadget Awards, ahead of Apple's iPhone 4.

The Galaxy S2 has won over the public and critics alike with its 1.2GHz dual core cpu, 8 MP camera, 1 GB of RAM and 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen.

Luke Peters, editor of T3, explained the decision (opens in new tab) was based on the fact that "the Samsung Galaxy S II is a gorgeous looking phone with slick operation, a great social hub and the best camera on any smartphone to date".

The competition was tight in other sections as well. Apple's MacBook Air 11-inch was the only device awarded with two titles: the "Design Award" and "Computer of the year". In addition, the "Tablet of the Year" award went to Apple's iPad 2. Rival Samsung also gained the "TV of the Year" award and RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9780 received the title "Work Gadget of the Year".

Amazon also scored highly in two sections "Retailer of the Year" and "Commuter Gadget of the Year" for its Kindle eReader.

Twitter also took home an award for "Digital Media Service of the Year", with Mark Zuckerberg being named "Tech Person of the Year" (nothing to do with a certain film?!)

Radu is the founder of, and has worked as a freelance writer for ITProPortal, as well as having been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.