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2011 winner: Motorola Xoom. In a show that featured tablets, this one came out on top of the pack. The Xoom was powered by Android Honeycomb on hardware that included a dual-core processor, 4G-compatibility, HDMI out, and front- and back-facing cameras.
But things didn't pan out for Motorola and the Xoom. First year sales were very disappointing as this tablet couldn't crack the dominance of Apple's iPad and the quick technological advances going on. You could tell it was going downhill by its sales price. Originally sold for around $800 when it was released in Feb. 2011, it could be bought for $200 just a year later.
2010 winner: 3D HDTV was the theme and Panasonic was the big winner with its first-ever attempt at 3D televisons. More important was Panasonic's decision to require the viewer to wear 3D glasses to view the content. This was another first for the industry.
2010 Best in Show and People's Voice Award winner: The Palm Pre, along by the new PalmOS took the award for the innovative way it interacted with the user and by its ability to organize. It allowed multitasking and it pulled all your personal information from various sources.
The Pre hit the market in June, 2010 and was a smash hit with its Sprint version selling 50,000 units on the first day and 100,000 units in the first week. But it was all downhill from there as diappointing sales begam the first week of July. It was replaced less than a year later by the Palm Plus.