Pocket-lint Technology Awards 2006 nominations announced

Here are this year's nominations for the Pocket-lint Technology Awards 2006.

The Pocket-lint.co.uk Gadget of the Year (Reader Award) will be decided by a public vote, which will be going live in the next couple of days. It is made up of all the products from all categories.

Voting will finish on 10 November 2006.

This years Winners will be announced in London at the Awards party on 15 November 2006:

Best MP3/Portable Media Player 2006
Creative Zen Vision M
SanDisk Sansa e200
Sony Network Walkman A1000
Apple iPod
Samsung K5
Apple iPod Shuffle (2nd generation)

The Vodafone Pocket-lint.co.uk Best Mobile Phone 2006
Sony Ericsson k800i
Blackberry Pearl
Samsung X820
Nokia N73
HTC TyTN (Orange M3100 and T-Mobile Vario II and Vodafone Qtek)
LG Chocolate phone LG-KG800

Best Mobile Phone or MP3 Accessory 2006
Movon MK10 Bluetooth car kit
Parrot Bluetooth speakers
Jabra JX10 Bluetooth headset
Oono Transmita 2.4G Wireless Audio Transmitter
Intempo IDS-02 - iPod Docking 2.1 Sound System
Bose QuietComfort 3 noise cancelling headphones

Best GPS unit 2006
TomTom One
Evesham NavCam 7500TMC
Sony NV-U70T
Garmin Nuvi 360
Navman N40i
Mio A710

Best Compact Digital Camera 2006
Kodak V610
Samsung NV3
Canon Ixus 60
Fuji FinePix f30
Casio EX S770
Fuji FinePix V10

Best Prosumer Digital Camera 2006
Sony Alpha 100
Nikon D80
Canon Eos 400D
Nikon D200
Olympus E-500
Samsung GX-10

Best Imaging Accessory 2006
Joby Gorillapod camera tripod
HP A618 printer
Philips 7FF1AW Digital Photo Frame
Lastolite Cubelite portable studio (3ft version)
Epson P4000 photo viewer
Epson R2400 printer

Best PC Peripheral 2006
Logitech MX Revolution mouse
Netac OnlyDisk U220 Security Pro USB storage drive
Apple Mighty Mouse
Lindy USB 2.0 Mini Hub
M-Audio Podcast Factory Review
Nimzy Vibro Blaster flat speaker

The HP Pocket-lint.co.uk Best Laptop 2006
Dell XPS M2010
Sony Vaio VGN-TX2HP laptop
Toshiba Qosmio G30 HD-DVD laptop
Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi notebook
Alienware aurora m9700 laptop
Apple MacBook Pro

Best Home Entertainment Device 2006
Slingbox
Sky HD
Sonos ZP80 wireless streaming media system
Philips 42PF9831D 42-inch LCD TV with ambilight
Sony LocationFree TV
Samsung Blu-ray BD-P1000 player

Best PC or Console Game 2006
Defcon – PC
Microsoft Flight Simulator X - PC
New Super Mario Brothers - Nintendo DS
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3: Advanced Warfighter - Xbox360
LocoRoco - PSP
Guitar Hero - PS2

Best Software 2006
Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0
Apple Aperture 1.5
Pinnacle Studio Plus 10
Apple iLife 06 including iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand and iWeb
Webroot Spy Sweeper 5
Roxio Easy Media Creator 9

Best Website 2006
YouTube.com
Writely.com
Petrolprices.com
Mansized.co.uk
Bloglines.com
Moneysavingexpert.com

Best Gadget 2006
Philips Imageo LED CandleLights
Nintendo DS Lite
Lego NXT Mindstorms robotics set
Eurohike wind up phone charger
Loc8tor tracking device
Philips VoIP321 Skype phone

The Pocket-lint.co.uk Gadget of the Year (Reader Award)

The nominations will be judged by nine of the industries leading gadget and Technology experts.

Scores will given individually to each product with the highest scoring product winning. In the case of a tie, Pocket-lint.co.uk editorial team will have the final decision.

Timetable of events
12 October - Readers vote goes live
26 October - Judging evening
15 November - Winners announced and prizes given out at Awards bash in
London

Judges confirmed for the Awards
Nigel Kendal (The Times)
Mark Harris (Metro, T3)
David Phelan (The Independent, TimeOut)
Ben Cohen (Channel 4 Technology Correspondent)
Jon Wienberg (The Sun)
Amber Maitland (Pocket-lint.co.uk)
Hannah Bouckley (Reviews editor T3)
Mark Prigg (Evening Standard, London Lite)
Stuart Miles (Pocket-lint.co.uk, The Times)


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