It goes without saying that we get to play with a lot of cool gadgets and components, and, every year technology keep getting faster, smarter and better. 2012 was no different.
With the arrival of Microsoft’s Windows 8, we saw touch technology move from smartphone and tablets to laptops and desktops with incredibly flexible designs. On the mobile side, Nokia showed that it still has what it takes to design killer hardware while the iPhone continued to push design boundaries and Samsung continued to excel with their Galaxy line of Smartphones in every way. With cameras, we saw the introduction of full frame sensors at affordable prices while speakers produced music that amazed us.
Things weren’t much different on the components side either. We saw Intel launch their new generation of Ivy Bridge Processors while AMD showed us levels of performances with integrated graphics that were only present on dedicated GPUs. NVIDIA also continued to push technology with their Kepler series of GPUs providing a faster yet more power-friendly solution.
All in all, 2012 was an insanely fun year for technology enthusiasts. Now that it has ended, it was time for the tbreak gang to get together and decide which products and events made a dent in the tech universe. With the sheer number of outstanding products, it was very hard for us to pick the crème de la crème and after hours of bicker fighting and name calling, we finally settled on what became the nominations for the tbreak awards for 2012.
The full list of nominees and categories can be viewed on our website however, this year we decided to go big and hold a private event honoring the companies that made these amazing products for us to use. With a little help from our friends at Jumbo, on the 8th of January, the Who’s Who of the tech industry will descend on Emirates Towers. And we will have the incredibly hard task of choosing the best from 2012.
UPDATE: Winners announced!