BlackBerry Z10 makes T3 Gadget Awards shortlist for Phone of the Year 2013

BlackBerry Z10 makes T3 Gadget Awards shortlist for Phone of the Year 2013
By DJ Reyes on 24 Jul 2013 09:45 am
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It's that time of year again where the T3 Gadget Award nominees have been selected and where you votes come in. BlackBerry smartphones have made the shortlist before, so it's nice to see them there again, especially with the latest BlackBerry 10 devices representing. This year BlackBerry's contender is the BlackBerry Z10. It's in there with the HTC one, Samsung Galaxy S4 and of course the iPhone 5.

The BlackBerry Q10 did make the longlist and it's a bit of a shame it didn't make the shortlist. It would have certainly big huge if two BlackBerry devices made the top 6. The Phone of the Year nominees will be judged on usability, innovation, features and product design. The BlackBerry Z10 certainly has those. So, let's get behind it and vote it Phone of the Year 2013. Head on over to the T3 Gadget Awards website and get voting.

Vote for the BlackBerry Z10 for Phone of the Year in the T3 Gadget Awards 2013

100 comments

slagman5

Uh, not duh, the Q10 should have made the shortlist. But of course, if it's not a slab of glass like the rest of the herd it doesn't belong in the cool club. So who cares about this list. Whatever wins, it'll be a phone if you held it at a slight distance nobody can tell what phone it is because they all look the same...

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dtuivs

the Q10 made the long list, at least.

megat asyrul

Z10 is a great phone..why can't you guys see it?

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filmansantiago

It is all about denial.

Anyway, will be voting now and will do something about this as well on my blog. Let's Keep Moving! :)

Cheers!

JBML007

Yeeee voting!!!!

Z10in' since the Beginnin'

birdman_38

Seems kinda early to be voting on the best hardware of 2013 when we're only in July.

taufiqhashim

I'm done man

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Anurada Boralessa

Share all over the place guys!!!! We need this!!!!!!

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AfroZepher

We will try. . .and we will fail. . .but yea. . .vote. . .I will anyway. . .

deremi

I Think you meant 'where YOUR vote comes in.'

potatoguy

I voted and then they wanted all my personal info, so i dropped the page.

dejanh

Same. "Sign up to vote", no thanks.

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samchitto

Same here.

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gooz89

Your info is just for winning a PS4. If you don't want to be entered press the link below submit.

You can vote more than once too.

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potatoguy

ok thanks, didnt see that "submit" . Voted!

cb900f2

Moved to the z10 from the iPhone and will never go back!

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JBML007

+1

Z10in' since the Beginnin'

pilyonglover

Oh yes you will!!

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slagman5

Oh because you know the future and everyone else must have the same opinions as you!

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Miss_Hawkins

Just voted

via CB10 on my AT&T Z10

koool1

Won't win but all good.

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Anurada Boralessa

Have some faith and get people to vote :D

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ESCON

Hope they don't have a verizon version to judge the beast

darylsuds

Thanks for the update. I voted and in the end I'm glad I did!

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slagman5

Geez, what kind of hipsters picks these shortlists? The top cars are just about all crap...

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FSeverino

No WP? but they are so much better than BB10... ;)

matthewmrl

That's awesome!... #teamblackberry

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auditman

Im voting for z10

SQN 100-1 os 10.1.0.4651

staraf

So now everyone has to vote (all in the BlackBerry community)

the future is easy because it doesn't exist

staraf

And make sure to vote for Z10 ;-)

the future is easy because it doesn't exist

Puz_zled

Voted for the Z10 from my Z10. Someone said we can keep voting?

From my sweet BB10 Neutrino powered Z10 :D

JBML007

Yep!!!!

Z10in' since the Beginnin'

davinci4real

Done voting. "It's the kind of phone batman would use" oh yeah!!!

dtuivs

Ha, i loved that, but it raises the question... What phone would Superman use???

davinci4real

Superman is not techy. He needs a Nokia 3310. Something that's almost indestructible. :D

Jerale Hoard

Superman had telepathy. He doesn't need a phone.

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asiayeah

It is not too bad Q10 didn't make it. Otherwise that would dilute BlackBerry votes into 2 phones and less chance to win.

Let's vote Z10.

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slagman5

No, I would want ONLY the Q10 in the shortlist. Yes, I know you guys love the Z10, but really? Out of the two let's pick the one that's more similar to every other phone on the market? Has being an individual gone out of style or something? We all need to feel part of the herd one way or another it seems...

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asiayeah

Perhaps it's because Z10 has been longer in the market. Although Z10 is a touch screen phone, it offers a large enough differentiation than others already.

Let's vote for BlackBerry 10.

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evodevo69

I'm surprised the Q10 even made the long list - probably because of it's unique standing in the market right now, with it being the only PREMIUM qwerty phone available right now.

Yes, one could argue about the herd mentality - but it is what it is.

digitalman101

Voted for BlackBerry Z10. Indeed it is a good phone with a very interesting new OS!

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dtuivs

Vote over and over again just because you can and dont forget to tell everyone else to vote over and over!

Funq

Who would vote for a phone they don't have/use. So this ends up being a popularity contest and you can predict the outcome by looking at sales numbers. Votes should be restricted to a select jury.

And if it's true you can vote more than once it's even more of a farce.

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tayl0rd

It's a click-for-dollars site, probably.

eddy_berry

In that same sense, the jury would consist of mostly Android users and iOS users. To be fair, the jury would have to consist of a large group of people that are experienced with all the devices and used them all equally. In essence, there is no easy way to go about it .

Funq

They would have a primary device, sure, but at least they would be able to judge all devices on their faults and merits. But yeah, it's difficult to really get an objective result.

Anyway, I guess we should be happy with any spotlight BB10 gets.

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asiayeah

Popularity and sales number would help. Z10 has a chance because BlackBerry 10 users are passionate and crackberry is a strong community. Let's vote Z10!

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trwrt

I've never even heard of this T3 outfit. So the result could depend a lot on how many enthusiast sites send their readers there to vote since I have no idea if they have a large regular readership or not.

Wolf35Nine

If it wins, that's cool. From that list is BB10 the only device that doesn't have a RSA app? Don't see how it will win, but I remain hopeful.

koolrosh

Voted for Z10! Hope it wins..

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QuickDime

Hope I voted right, love my Z10

Swiped On My Zed10

pilyonglover

2.7 millions bb10 vs 30 million iP5 vs ++ millions Android

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davinci4real

Voted once. And then I read your post. Went back to vote 9 more times. We can do this!

Amit Oberoi

Just voted, felt good

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freedive69

Voted ;-)!

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deadcowboy

Is the Nokia 1020 not eligible, then? I'm pretty sure it could have won. And Q10 is a better phone than the Z10.

slagman5

+1

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Anurada Boralessa

Keep moving, keep voting and keep sharing! :D

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GiantSchnauzer

Is the z10 rebooting in the picture? Lol

Z10 Rocking 10.1.0.4651

Christopher Jacques

Voted :).. for the Z10 of course

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Jerale Hoard

If the PS Vita can win game console of the year then the BlackBerry should be able to win the smartphone of the year because they both didn't have many apps at launch even though the Vita does have Netflix.

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Jerale Hoard

I hate that the BlackBerry Z10 wasn't chosen for the best design but i voted for the next thing closets to the design of the Z10, the HTC One. Still voted for the BlackBerry Z10 though. #BlackBerryforLife

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BionicKris

I saw that too. Crazy.

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pilyonglover

Voted for the Samsung Galaxy S4. :D

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Fidel Mercado

+1 I did too.

Posted from my Samsung Galaxy SIV ON AT&T's LTE 4G Network.

Craigash

Awesome

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kimoi

Done

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mobilesync

It is natural Q10 didn't make it. We fans can't view the world with BlackBerry classes.

That has been said. Q10 is a great device. BlackBerry definitely made the right decision to continue producing keyboard.

On the marketing side, BlackBerry should focus on large screen devices.

If innovation prevails in BlackBerry a large screen with keyboard or a dual screen device will rule the world again.

MS

BlueTom316

People are most likely going to vote for the phone they have. and since only about 2.7 million Z10 phones were sold compared to 60 million iphones... SO sad that people didn't even try the Z10 before they were allowed to vote.

HuynhTD1

I vote for my Z10 on T3!!!!

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svelt

Actually a number of interesting categories to vote for beyond phone of the year. Thanks for the link.

Jim Wolfson

How meaningful is this "award" if you can gin up a frenzy of fanboy voting? What if another product cooks up more votes - is that the better product, or is it just a means of harvesting email addresses for later spamming?

meltbox360

Voted, you should too :D

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bhrgvr

Done... I hope the Z10 comes out on top. I want the iPoo's to fail terribly

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Gord Cluthe

I cast my vote!

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3_M4N

I voted! Although, I would have preferred to vote for the Q10. It's all good though.

Posted while peeking and flowing on my incredible BBQ10!

raw_dog

Voted and done!

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pinoystuff

I would like to vote but i need to register first before submitting

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Winston Loh

Keep moving...

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Speedygi

It made the shortlist and I'm happy for that...but I doubt it will win so oh well :)

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saud1111

I voted for the Z10 but honestly i think the S4 is the smartest phone ever.made

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mrneo3277

I'm my opinion
It's takes time for people to get used to the new os
It took the IPHONE. Till I phone 3 & 4
It took the galaxy till the 3
It took android 4 years people become complacent
They are scared of changes. And this is a big change for the better for BlackBerry, I was a happy 9930 user,but the z10 changed me. I think people just expected the z10 to sell. 20 million out the gate. But even if it did. They would only credit that to the existing customers and would not give BlackBerry credit
So, keep pushing, with time they will see
Everyone I now that has tried it has bought it and. Talked about themselves for not doing it sooner
TIME CHAGES SITUATIONS AND IDEAS
BlackBerry by choice

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JAYW64

Z10 is an awesome device. Battery life is a bit weak but bb10 is far superior to anything on the market right now. The only thing wrong with BlackBerry now is perception. They must get creative and drive through this negativity that is clearly influenced by those profiting from BlackBerry's struggles. The stock market manipulators and morons at the US retail stores are killing this brand....

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JAYW64

BlackBerry has to keep pushing till its understood and these badlands start treating us good!!

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DoktorFace

Based on sales every Z10 owner should vote about 200 times just to make sure it wins ;) :/

troubl3dman

Z10 got my vote..... # TeamBlackBerry