The date of the 7th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards ceremony has been confirmed as 8 December 2010.

This year's event will be at the Apollo Cinema in Haymarket, as The Pocket-lint Awards - the longest-running in the UK - announces the world's best gadgets and gizmos from the past year.

Pocket-lint's vigorous vetting process means that all the gadgets up for nomination will have been seen by a member of the Pocket-lint team, and will have been available in the UK between December 2009 and December 2010.

The awards, voted by a panel of leading gadget journalists from around the world, including the staff from the Pocket-lint team, will decide the real must-have gadgets of the year, rather than those simply deemed cool or anticipated. This is the definitive guide for consumers looking to buy gadgets.

Nominations for the award categories are being taken now and the final list of nominees (five per category) will be announced on Monday 8 November. The winners will be announced at the Awards party on 8 December 2010. 

Tickets are now on sale for the event, but, because the gala presentation is limited to just 165 places, it is limited to gadget, tech and other related industry members only.

Sorry, loyal Pocket-lint readers. However, we will be publishing the results after the ceremony for you to check out. And some of your own nominations have been well received, plus we will soon publish other ways that you can get involved, including voting for your favourites alongside the experts.

Industry members, however, are welcome to buy tickets to the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards as of now, and they can bring guests of their company (as long as they buy extras).

Do be quick though, as they will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

So, just to recap:

What: The 7th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 

Where: The Apollo Cinema, Haymarket

When: 5pm Wednesday 8 December 

Dress: Smart casual (not black tie) 

Price: £30 a ticket or £120 for 5 tickets.

Drinks/nibbles: Included 

Give us a ring or send us an email via feedback at with numbers and invoice address, we can then invoice you for the number of tickets you need. Don't forget we've only got 165 spaces, so be quick.