updated 09:20 am EDT, Wed October 8, 2008
Apple wins BTA awards
Apple has won five prizes at this year's British Technology Awards, sponsored by a regional publisher. Four of these are for the iPhone, which earned Apple Gadget of the Year, Best Mobile Technology, Most Stylish Technology and Technological Innovation of the Year. The fourth is for the iTunes Store, which won under the aegis of Best Music Technology. The distribution of awards was based on public voting.
Other notable winners include BBC's iPlayer TV and radio streaming service, which won for both Best Online and Best Home Entertainment Technology, and Google Maps, which was voted Most Indispensable. Google Maps integration is considered a selling point of the iPhone, although it is now being added to phones such as the T-Mobile G1.