2011 Spoony Awards: 10 Coolest Things in Mobile Tech

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As 2011 draws to a close, there’s a lot of focus on tech that flopped. And while part of me likes rubbernecking as much as the next guy—RIM’s “Amateur hour is over” ads for the PlayBook were indeed priceless—it’s also important to recognize the mobile companies that innovated throughout the year. To help celebrate these triumphs, I hereby announce the winners of the first annual Spoony Awards, highlighting my favorite mobile tech advancements. The most telling thing about this list is that it’s not so much about the gadgets themselves anymore but the software that powers them.

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Mark Spoonauer
Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Editor in Chief
Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.
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