London, Oct 3: HTC Hero, the phone that uses technology developed by Google, has been voted Gadget of the Year at a ceremony organised by Stuff magazine.
The device has a five-megapixel camera and a 3.2 inch screen.
It uses the Android operating system that allows users to access emails, the internet and texts easily, reports The Independent.
Fraser Macdonald, one of the judges at the 2009 Stuff Gadget Awards, said, "With the HTC Hero, we've finally got a phone that fully exploits the potential of the Android OS to be as clever and as sexy as the iPhone."
Apple's iPhone 3GS picked up awards for Phone of the Year and Readers' Gadget of the Year.
The award for Audio Gadget of the Year went to the Spotify website. The site allows users to access any song they want legally and for free.
The Sony KDL-40WE5 television was crowned Eco Gadget of the Year, thanks to its energy-saving features.