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Recombu awards 2011: shortlist announced

Next week sees the very first Recombu awards, where we celebrate the best mobile phones, tablets apps and accessories of 2011.

Since we announced the awards, we’ve had thousands of votes, which the Recombu judges used to help determine the winners of 10 categories. Network of the Year and Social Networking App of the Year were entirely voted for by you.

We also asked for your suggestions on anything you thought might be missing, we also took another look at the mobile market to see if anything new was worth of inclusion. This has resulted in two new inclusions in the mobile phone categories.

All winners will be announced in a ceremony in London on October 20th. We’ll be revealing the Recombu voter picked at random to receive our fantastic prize bundle including: an Apple iPad 2 with Smartcover, Wacom Bamboo Stylus, £50 iTunes voucher for apps and 1-year subscription to Spotify Premium.

The final list of nominations is below, all will be revealed next week…

1: Mobile Innovation
Android Honeycomb
LG Optimus 3D
Motorola Atrix
Nvidia Tegra 2


2: Best cameraphone
Apple iPhone
HTC Sensation
LG Optimus 2X
Nokia E6
Nokia N8
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

3: Best Mobile Accessory
Elgato Tivizen
Griffin Beacon
Joby Gorrila Mobile Yogi
Proporta USB TurboCharger 5000
Wacom Bamboo Stylus
Orange Sound Charge T-Shirt

4: Best Social Networking App (voted for by the Recombu readers)
Blackberry Messenger
What’s App Messenger

5: Best Mobile Game
Cut the Rope Experiments
Dead Space
Minecraft Pocket Edition
Sword and Sworcery EP
Tiny Wings

6: Best Mobile App
BBC iPlayer
Sky News
SlingPlayer Mobile
SwiftKey X

7: Best Battery Cover (Sexy Back)
Apple iPhone 4
HTC Flyer
HTC Sensation
Nokia E7
Samsung Galaxy S2
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

8: Best Tablet
Apple iPhone 4
Asus EeePad Transformer
Blackberry Playbook
Dell Streak
HP TouchPad
HTC Flyer
Motorola Xoom
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

9: Best Network (voted for by the Recombu readers)
Tesco Mobile
Virgin Mobile


10: Best Value Handset
Alcatel OneTouch 990
LG Optimus Me
Nokia C2-01
Orange Barcelona
Samsung Solid Immerse
Huawei Blaze – New entry
Vodafone Smart

11:Best Mid-Range phone
HTC Wildfire S
INQ Cloud Touch
LG Optimus Black
Motorola Defy
Samsung Galaxy Ace
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro
Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray – New entry
Orange Monte Carlo


12: Best Smartphone
Apple iPhone 4
Blackberry Bold 9900
HTC Sensation
LG Optimus 2X
Motorola Atrix
Nokia N8
Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Omnia 7
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc