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PhoneArena Reader Awards 2011: Voting phase

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PhoneArena Reader Awards 2011: Voting phase
UPDATE: You can now see the final results in the polls below, or visit this post for a quick summary.

It's that time of the year again, when we feel the need to sit down and think about all that has happened during all these months. And once again, we're amazed to find out just how many incredible devices we've seen during 2011 - this has surely been one of the strongest years ever when it comes to smartphones and tablets.

We intend on posting a set of articles, where we'll kind of award different devices and other achievements for their impact on the wireless industry, but in the meantime, why don't you take your time and vote for which you think were the best phone, tablet and person of the year?! The time has certainly come for all PhoneArena readers to truly state their opinion with regards to this important matter, so without further ado, let's see which devices and people we have lined up in our Best Phone, Best Tablet and Person of the Year categories...


PhoneArena Reader Awards 2011: Voting phase

PA READER AWARDS 2011: BEST PHONE


Without a doubt, this year saw an incredible amount of impressive devices, each leaving its own special mark on us. Who can forget the BIONIC, with its notorious delays, or the ThunderBolt, which introduced U.S. users to the awesomeness of 4G LTE connectivity? Not us, that's for sure! Some handsets, on the other hand, will stay in history with their remarkable approach to design - like the DROID RAZR and the iPhone 4S, both of which are probably the highest-quality phones, in terms of build quality, out there on the market right now. And then we have offerings like the HTC Rezound, which try to capture our hearts with their glorious specs sheets, or the Galaxy Nexus - the long-awaited upcoming warlord of the Android tribe. Be sure to vote in the poll below if you want your favorite phone to win!

PhoneArena Reader Awards 2011: Voting phase

Phonearena polls
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PA Reader Awards 2011: Vote for best phone!
19.52%
146 votes
(146 votes) Samsung Galaxy Nexus
11.63%
87 votes
(87 votes) Motorola DROID RAZR
13.77%
103 votes
(103 votes) Apple iPhone 4S
3.61%
27 votes
(27 votes) HTC Rezound
40.91%
306 votes
(306 votes) Samsung Galaxy S II
8.69%
65 votes
(65 votes) Nokia Lumia 800
0.53%
4 votes
(4 votes) HTC ThunderBolt
1.34%
10 votes
(10 votes) Motorola DROID BIONIC

748 votes




PhoneArena Reader Awards 2011: Voting phase

PA READER AWARDS 2011: BEST TABLET


2011 was the best year for the tablet biz ever! This isn't really a surprise, given that tablets started their game last year, and have been gaining pace ever since. We're still observing the well-know situation of having a distinct leader in the field, in the form of the iPad 2, but interestingly, some more or less noteworthy competitors have started to emerge recently. We can't hide the fact that the Amazon Kindle Fire is the tablet that we think will come closest to the iPad's popularity, though exactly how close that would be, remains a mystery for now. And of course, there have been some other "standout" products, like the surprisingly well-performing Asus Eee Pad Transformer, or the exceptionally thin Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9. Okay, let's see which tablet you guys favor the most!

PhoneArena Reader Awards 2011: Voting phase

Phonearena polls
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PA Reader Awards 2011: Vote for best tablet!
35.68%
233 votes
(233 votes) Apple iPad 2
6.89%
45 votes
(45 votes) Amazon Kindle Fire
28.18%
184 votes
(184 votes) Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
22.36%
146 votes
(146 votes) Asus Eee Pad Transformer
1.07%
7 votes
(7 votes) Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet
2.3%
15 votes
(15 votes) RIM BlackBerry Playbook
3.52%
23 votes
(23 votes) Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

653 votes




PhoneArena Reader Awards 2011: Voting phase

PA READER AWARDS 2011: PERSON OF THE YEAR


Alright, here's an interesting one - it's time for you to pick that influential person from the wireless industry that you think deserves to be called Person of the Year. Below, we've pre-selected a number of people which we believe should be given credit, due to their exceptional contribution to the progress of the industry. Of course, you'll see the names of Apple ex-CEO Steve Jobs (our reasons to nominate him shouldn't need any explanation), Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (for producing the awesomely-priced Kindle Fire), NVIDIA CEO Huang (for being first to deliver multi-core SoCs for our beloved phones and tablets), Google Senior VP of Mobile Andy Rubin (for keeping a close eye on the development of Android) and many other great people. Think that someone needs to have their name stand out for a particular reason, or you just sympathize them? The way to help them win is by voting in the poll below!

PhoneArena Reader Awards 2011: Voting phase

Phonearena polls
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PA Reader Awards 2011: Vote for person of the year!
53.2%
341 votes
(341 votes) Apple ex-CEO Steve Jobs
2.18%
14 votes
(14 votes) Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha
0.94%
6 votes
(6 votes) AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega
4.52%
29 votes
(29 votes) NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
20.75%
133 votes
(133 votes) Google Senior VP of Mobile Andy Rubin
5.3%
34 votes
(34 votes) HTC CEO Peter Chou
1.56%
10 votes
(10 votes) Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead
3.74%
24 votes
(24 votes) Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
4.68%
30 votes
(30 votes) Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
3.12%
20 votes
(20 votes) Sprint CEO Dan Hesse

641 votes



UPDATE: You can now see the final results in the polls above, or visit this post for a quick summary.

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posted on 22 Nov 2011, 06:02 13

1. itsius1 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


for the person of the year, i dont see Gee-Sung Cho anywhere, but i see the SGSII in PA's list of best phones...

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 06:35 30

7. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


S2 is the most worthy. Sales and Undefeated for months now.

I voted: s2, eee pad, jobs

jobs is worthy enough.
iPad 2... Seriously??? It's like a toy.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 07:11 8

13. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


you dont like toys?

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 06:47

115. alx33 (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


The ipad 2 is not a toy. It can go head to head with some of the best android tablets. It also makes MUCH more sales. And it practically created the table market. sounds like a pretty important toy to me.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 08:34 6

25. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


SGS2 most worthy.. wil not vote for steve jobs... but will vote for nvidia's man.... tabel is 10.1 galaxy


i dont know why should i vote for apple products...

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 11:55 8

40. rf1975 (Posts: 245; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


i think nobody ask you to vote.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 12:35 7

51. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Very true, even though I\'m sporting a Sensation 4G the GSII is the most worthy of all and also the DROID Razr.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 13:24 3

57. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


I was truly saddened after hearing about Steve's untimely death, but we didn't see anything from him in the whole 2011. Yes he gets Person of the decade in my book and I know that he spent the whole year under treatment. Person of the year should be someone that gave the tech world the most in 2011 and I'm afraid Steve didn't do anything. NVIDIA's Huang made all the right calls this year and he gets my vote, followed by Bezos. And frankly I don't know what Ballmer is doing on that list, The funniest person of the year?!

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 09:15

114. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I agree with u, Samsung Galaxy S2, its scooping Phone of the Year Awards. [Though I want my iPhone to win, FACT is, iPhone lost it's charm sometime last year and it's about time we realize that, remove the App Store, iPhone is nothing.....]

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 14:34 5

79. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2673; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I'd rather see Matias Duarte on there over Andy Rubin. Matias has done more for Android this year.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 14:46 3

80. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5598; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


then go find Ray and beat him up. xD

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 18:32

82. itsius1 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


LOL.... whats the plan X=D

posted on 27 Nov 2011, 14:25 2

104. abdane (Posts: 476; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


When Will People Understand Galaxy Tab 10.1 Is Better Than iPad 2 ? -_-

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 08:35 1

108. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Answer: It's not and Honeycomb is slow

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 10:32 2

109. abdane (Posts: 476; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


LOOOL ! its not ? Honeycomb is slow ? WTF !!! u r an idiot ;)

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 08:34

111. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


I bet you don't even have a honeycomb tablet

P.S. u r a F**ktard

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 11:45

116. systamatics (Posts: 63; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


i seriously cant understand why jobs is here , cause he died!!! that doesnt make him a person of the year

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 06:05 7

2. Kalevro (Posts: 56; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


Xperia Arc S WIN WIN WIN

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 20:56 2

70. Cinnamon (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)


Steve Ballmer my a**.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 21:40 3

85. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


I own one but it has no chance against the RAZR and the SGSII just my opinion though. . . .

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 06:16 8

3. murtazarzv (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


gee sung cho must be here...sgsii is 1st....nexus 2nd...razr 3rd...rezound 4th...last...ip4s

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 06:32 4

6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Good Decision.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 01:17 2

74. itsius1 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


agreed to why sammy\'s CEO is not there...

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 06:16 1

4. HTCOE (Posts: 473; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


i believe HTC will make the best ics device for 2012 & i hope that Google will make a galaxy nexus s in 2012 though im still contemplating on samsung being the new manufacturer of the nexus series & the iphone 4s will be sure to fade if they dont push the sale of the iphone 5 in 2012...im really excited about the ipad 3 though

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 23:40 1

71. LuisE24 (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


I don't think Samsung will make the next Nexus. I think Google may choose LG or Sony for the next Nexus device. Google may also choose HTC again.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 23:51

72. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5598; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


not Motorola? seriously? xD

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 06:27 7

5. Razyy (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


SAMSUNG GALAXY S 2 THE BEST

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 06:41 11

8. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


I am shocked that Elop was not included in the list?

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 07:17 4

18. harsh_732006 (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


i almost fell of my chair reading that..^_^

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 07:20 3

20. snowgator (Posts: 3209; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Agree!! A strong contender, and as a WP supporter, I would have been in his corner. Strange PA left him off.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 08:36 7

26. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


completely agree. His decision in febuary to put Nokia behind Windows Phone will have (and is already having) huge impact on the industry. Don't get me wrong, by that i don't mean Windows PHone sales are through the roof or anything like that (besides, next year would be the time to judge that), but Nokia coming to windows phone gives the whole platform a shot in the arm. The huge numbers of developers and rapid expansion of the app store, wouldn't be so fast, and it certainly is a boost as well as a kick up the behind for HTC/Samsung's windows phone efforts. As much as people in the US say Nokia needed saving, there are also many that say Windows Phone needed it too and Elop's decision might have done that.

Also, I know it isn't going to win (partly because so few will have used it), and it wasn't released officially in north america/western euope, but the buzz around the Nokia n9 was huge, perhaps more so than around the lumia 800. The Nokia N9 should have been in the phone of the year list - The best mass market concept phone / platform experiment there will ever be, and I haven't read a single review where the reviewer didn't love the device (usually before warning people off it because it's a one off).

I expect the Samsung Galaxy SII to be phone of the year, and probably Jobs for Man of the year, but I think Elop would have run him close.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 06:46 2

9. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)


Nokia Lumia 800 for the best phone of the year! :)

Even though its specs are no surprising, its design is lovely.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 11:51 2

38. saiki4116 (Posts: 353; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


dude,i like the design....but windows platform needs to mature.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 06:59 4

10. snowgator (Posts: 3209; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


If the first poll question was most IMPORTANT device of 2011, I would have voted the T-Bolt for being the first LTE device and ushering in the next gen of wireless. It certainly couldn't be argued for the best, though. That was SGS2. All you need to do is check the reviews and the user reviews to see that.

I voted iPad 2, sorry Apple bashers. Again- look at the reviews and those who own it. It is a quality device, even if it isn't your cup of tea. 2012 may be a lot closer, though.

I could not vote for Steve Jobs, though. I respect the man, but it isn't a lifetime award, it was 2011, and Mr. Jobs didn't stand out in this calander year. I voted Dan Mead of Verizon. From the amazing game changer that was the LTE rollout, to the influence he wields on devices such as getting the iPhone and passing on the GS2, continued high marks on Verizon's customer service, taking sides in the Samsung/Apple lawsuits and even NOT taking sides in the AT&T bid on T-Mo, the man has led Verizon to the top and has been a HUGE influence on what is the future Mobile landscape.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 07:14 2

15. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


You have a great point in you're vote for mead. Personally I voted jobs because the iPad 2 continued tablet dominance, he wasn't afraid to break the mold with iPhone and iPod touch update schedules, and most importantly he took a computer company with minimal market share and pushed it to be the largest company on the globe by market cap.(not single handedly of course but he was CEO) , however, with the push for LTE, the demand for high end LTE phones to support it, and most importantly the insight to delay devices that proved to not be ready for consumers(I.e. Buggy) instead of trying to be first to market, Verizon has had a magnificent year and again, the credit should go to the CEO.
That said with the T-mobile buy out being such a power play, even if it falls through, de la Vega has turned heads and forced many hands just by announcing the idea. He shouldn't be dismissed as a runner up either.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 07:02 2

11. 007Rokib (Posts: 15; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


where is the xperia arc s???????

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 07:32 3

21. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


maybe experia arc s is for 2012???

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 11:39 3

35. buggerrer (Posts: 287; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


lol nice one hahaha

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 07:06 4

12. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Galaxy S2
EEE Pad Transformer
Steve Jobs

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 08:45 1

27. AKm007 (Posts: 108; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


same here.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 07:12 7

14. remixfa (Posts: 13906; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i almost voted balmer so we could punch him some more.. lol.

if jobs doesnt win, id be very surprised. hard to beat even if he didnt die this year.

SGS2, transformer, its a secret :)

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 07:16 2

17. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Lmao damn that's funny. Ballmer does need to be punched a bit more....that face...and that picture...

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 07:19 3

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I though I was the only one thinking about punching him....

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 13:02 1

55. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


punching party!

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 07:14 3

16. cristhiansaid (Posts: 30; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)


GO ANDROID!!!
Android Rules. lol.
jajajajjaa

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 07:36 4

22. JordanOPGS (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


it would have picked the galaxy nexus if SAMSUNG HADN'T PURPOSELY MADE THE HARDWARE A FAIL WITH THE VOLUME BUG TO MAKE THE GALAXY S 2 LOOK BETTER.
Just saying

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 08:12 1

23. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


Sammy Galaxy S2 is phone of the year evevyone knows that, to bad verizon didnt sell it

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 08:32 5

24. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Taco doesnt

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 09:09

28. Slammer (Posts: 1031; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


As a consumer skeptical of validity in the current tablet market, I am disappointed that the Acer Iconia did not make the poll. My skepticism is based in most part due to tablets not being able to fully replace PCs. However, the Acer Iconia not only has great specs, but also has many hardware connection ports more closely related to PCs that make it less dependant on PC link and intergration. I would consider this a more functional tablet over the others.

In casting a vote, I became biased and choose the Galaxy 10.1. Our company has integrated the Galaxy into our daily use. So this ultimately, had the role in my decision.

I chose Peter Chou from HTC due to his ability to not only create a quality product, but also because he was able to articulate customer's needs as well as wants, and implement them into their products.

As far as phones, this was tough. I love HTC and have been a huge supporter. However, I chose the Galaxy simply because Samsung recognized the success of the iPhone and capitalized on this success to make it more appealing as a viable choice for consumers. This essentially is how business works and I give Samsung top regards for scoring a win on the basics of business 101.

John B.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 12:18 2

45. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Business 101 is to shamelessly copy others products?

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 14:46 4

63. Slammer (Posts: 1031; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


---"Good artists copy, great artists steal. Apple has always been shameless in stealing other people's ideas"---Steve Jobs.

YouTube it.

John B.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 14:57 1

64. Slammer (Posts: 1031; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Capitalizing on someone's success is always good for the consumer and business market. It forces companies to work harder to compete on level ground and fine tune their products. Thus using ingenuity to attract customers.

John B.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 09:43 2

29. noahbf (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)


I think Steve Jobs was Person of the Year last year. There wasn't a lot of innovative growth this year.

I say Rubin. The growth of Android this year has been incredible.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 09:45 2

30. noahbf (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)


I think Steve Jobs was Person of the Year last year. There wasn't a lot of innovative growth this year.

I say Rubin. The growth of Android this year has been incredible.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 09:51 6

31. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Galaxy SII all the way!

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 10:08 2

32. ElectroManiac (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Why no Transformer Prime on tablets list? It will be out on december. That would take my vote.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 10:34 3

33. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


duh! Transformer prime will compete with next year tablets not this year anymore

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 11:39 2

34. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


How can you even put HTC Rezound over HTC sensation considering the fact that Rezound only in the US and Sensation is available internationally and has been around for some months now!

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 11:48 2

36. azimullah (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I voted S2, Ipad 2 and Jobs. S2 is the best phone ever. Ipad 2 is apple product but it still has a huge collection of apps and a lot of developer support and i voted for jobs because he probably wont be in any list after this year.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 11:49 1

37. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


My votes are in. It's telling that Apple is winning 2 of 3 categories even on an android troll dominated site.

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