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iPhone 5, New iPad named best tech of 2012 by Digital Spy readers

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Apple was the big winner in the Digital Spy 2012 end of year tech poll, with the iPhone 5 being named best mobile and the New iPad the most desirable new tech of the year.

The latest iPhone handset won a whopping 55.8% of the vote, with the Samsung Galaxy S3 polling less than half that number on 24.4%.


Best Mobile
1. Apple iPhone 5 - 55.8%
2. Samsung Galaxy S3 - 24.4%
3. Nokia Lumia 920 - 5.3%
4. HTC One X - 5.0%
5. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 - 4.0%

The New iPad was named the most desirable new technology of the year with 31.2% of the vote, and its smaller sibling the iPad mini followed in second with 15.6%.

Tablets dominated the most desirable tech poll, with Amazon's Kindle Fire HD coming third with 11.5%


Most Desirable New Tech of 2012
1. New iPad - 31.2%
2. iPad mini - 15.6%
3. Kindle Fire HD - 11.5%
4. 4GEE Mobile Network 10.6%
5. Samsung Series 6 46" Smart 3DTV - 8.7%

Meanwhile, the BBC iPlayer was named the best non-gaming app of the year, grabbing 43.9% of the vote.

With much of the voting done ahead of the recent controversy over its privacy policies, Instagram came second with 14.9%, and messaging service WhatsApp was third with 11.9%.

BBC iPlayer Mobile

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Best Non-Gaming App
1. BBC iPlayer - 43.9%
2. Instagram - 14.9%
3. WhatsApp - 11.9%
4. Sky+ (with TV remote) - 10.5%
5. Spotify - 8.2%

More than 25,000 votes were registered in Digital Spy's end of year reader poll, held to decide the ultimate in entertainment and tech from the last 12 months.

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