The HTC Desire and iPhone were named Best Handset of the Year and Readers Dream Phone of the Year respectively at last night’s UK Mobile Choice Awards
The iPhone shrugged off the twin antennagate and screen cracking PR disasters to scoop the gong - the second it’s picked up in recent weeks after T3 awarded it Commuter Gadget of the Year.
However, it was HTC who was the big winner on the night, picking up a total of three prizes, including the Desire gong, to Apple’s one.
The HTC Wildfire, which offers Android on a budget, was named Best Value Phone, while HTC itself was deemed to be Best Manufacturer of the Year.
Other notable winners among phone makers were Nokia, which got Manufacturer of the Decade and Best Cameraphone for the N8, and Samsung, whose Galaxy S was the year’s Best Multi-media phone.
O2 got the top prize for carriers, with Mobile Choice readers naming it the UK’s Best Network for the third year running.