HTC One smartphone wins coveted gadget gong

The HTC One smartphone has edged out Apple and Samsung to win the coveted T3 magazine gadget of the year award.

The Taiwanese-made model also won the T3 design award and the phone of the year accolade at a ceremony in London tonight.

It beat the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the phone of the year category, chipping at the dominance held by both technology giants.

However Apple won computer and tablet of the year and Samsung took the brand of the year title, while Sony won digital camera and television of the year.