This wonderful Geek-Christmas time of the year is back once more, promising a lot of exciting reveals from big manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung, but also some pretty gems teased by other smaller OEMs. What kind of exciting products will we see? While we've got a lot of leaked information from the highly expected S6 and M9, there is still a lot to learn about both - and about everything else that will be shown. What kind of trends will...
Vote for the Best Phone of 2011!
This year was huge for the smartphone world. Dual-core processors became commonplace, propelling our devices to new levels of performance. Screen quality increased with each OEM coming out with a new technology like Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus and HTC’s Super-LCD. Devices became impossibly thin, like with the Galaxy S II and the Droid RAZR. Software also made huge leaps, with the release of Android 4.0 and Windows Phone 7.5, ushering in great new features. But which phone will go down as the best smartphone of 2011? We’ve scoured the XDA forums to find the most popular devices of this year, and we’ve made a comprehensive poll so that you can vote on the best phone of 2011. Click on to cast your vote!
Nokia Lumia 800 (Forum)
Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Forum)
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