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    Hi all,

    The Inquirer gave top dibs to HP buying Palm as they worded it " as the best acquisition of the year"! I have highlighted the correct paragraph. Take care,

    Jay

    INQUIRER Tech Awards 2010

    The winners are in. Was it all Apple and Android?
    By Madeline Bennett, Tue Dec 07 2010, 09:48

    Inquirer tech awards 2010- The Inquirer

    WE'VE TOTTED UP the scores for the first INQUIRER Tech Awards, and can now reveal who has taken the crown for the best IT products, events and people of 2010. Drum roll please...

    No surprise that the Iphone 4 took the award as most popular smartphone, polling 27 per cent of the vote. As much as we all love to hate Apple, there's no denying it's a great piece of kit. However, the HTC Desire managed a very respectable 25 per cent, while creeping up in third place was the Samsung Galaxy S with 20 per cent, showing that overall it's Android devices that have won the most favour with Inq readers.

    The contest for best laptop was really close run. The latest Macbook Air just edged it with 17 per cent of the vote, but the Macbook Pro, Sony Vaio Z Series and Lenovo's ThinkPad X100e all polled 16 per cent, showing there is no outstanding laptop model out at the moment according to Inq readers.

    Fujitsu took the crown for best business desktop, with its Esprimo E5645 business PC gaining a third of Inq readers' votes, while Dell got a whopping 48 per cent of the votes in the business hardware section for its Poweredge server, the highest share in any of the categories.

    On the business software side, Microsoft Office 2010 took 34 per cent of the votes, proving it can still compete with upstarts like Google Apps.

    But it was Android 2.2 that took the big one in the product categories. Google's mobile OS took 34 per cent of the vote for product of the year, followed by the Ipad at 28 per cent. Nice to see Apple doesn't get it all its own way, after sweeping the board in the smartphones and laptops categories.

    HP's purchase of Palm was seen as the best acquisition of the year, very closely followed by Intel's $7.7 billion purchase of security firm McAfee, although we still don't quite get the point of that deal. The CES show in Las Vegas in January got the nod as best technology event.

    We finished the survey with a couple of personality awards, for the people we love in the industry, or love to hate. Technology hero of the year was a very close run competition between Ray Ozzie for being honest with Microsoft about its weaknesses and Julius Genachowski for supporting Net Neutrality. Even though only 0.4 per cent separated the Microsoft and FCC gurus, Julius Genachowski just nudged it with 22.8 per cent of reader votes.

    We saved the juiciest award of the lot for last, and we think it rightly sums up Inq readers as demanding fairness and openness. Tech villain of the year was a dead heat between Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison, who both polled a quarter of the votes. Jobs' main crime was tying users into Itunes, while over at Oracle Ellison was chastised for his dealings with Solaris, Java and Openoffice.

    Special mention should also go to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, whose loose approach to privacy saw him gain a respectable 22 per cent of the tech villain vote, not too far behind Jobs and Ellison. We say give Zuckerberg a few more years, and he'll be up there with the worst of them.

    Well done to all our winners, and thanks for taking part in the Inq Tech Awards 2010
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    Can't wait to see this merger actually produce something for the consumer!
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    Hi,

    I agree!

    take care, Jay
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