Our pick of the top devices of the year
2012 has been an absolutely stellar year for tech. From the raging battle for smartphone supremacy between Apple and Samsung to stunning budget tablets from Amazon and Google, there’s been plenty to get excited about.
But what tech has really shone?
Here’s our pick of 2012’s winners, including the year’s hottest TV, top boys toy and the sharpest camera....
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- I'm a tech-head — first in line to buy the latest and greatest.
- I'll typically wait for the first wave to pass and the bugs fixed before diving in.
- If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I hang on to my tech goodies for good reason.
- I'm still using a VCR and my late '90s flip phone.