Smartphones got cleverer still, there was an app for pretty much everything, and newcomers to the market made it feel like the biggest moment for tablets since Moses picked up a couple on Mount Sinai.
As part of the Digital Spy 2012 annual poll we want to know what was your 'Best Mobile', 'Most Desirable Tech' and 'Best Non-Gaming App' of the year.
The tech page comes at the end of the poll below, so feel free to vote in our other categories on the way - but if you're not bothered by certain sections, just skip them.
The winners will be announced later in December, and if you enter your name and email address you could also win £250 in Amazon vouchers to spend in the New Year. Start voting now!