SOUTHAMPTON, England, September 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Global leader in personal satellite navigation (PND) Garmin is proud to be the headline sponsor of the 2008 Garmin T3 Gadget Awards.

The awards, which celebrate the hottest gadgets and coolest technologies, have been open for public voting via the T3 website. With many winners chosen through a reader vote, these awards separate the year's highlights from the hype.

The winners of the technology 'Oscars' will be crowned on the 9th October at London's Intercontinental, Park Lane amidst the backdrop of gadgets, celebrities, T3 cover girls and the Great British media.

Anthony Chmarny, Head of Public Relations at Garmin said: "Garmin has linked up with T3 to honour top gadgets and people in the industry. The 2008 awards will look at some of the best gadgets on the market, and the fact the award winners are chosen by the public make them even more prestigious."

Garmin's association with T3 continues a fantastic year for the sat-nav giant including associations with Middlesbrough Football Club, Garmin Chipotle Cycling team, the Garmin Hamble Winter Series yacht races and Cancer Research Run 10K.

The Garmin brand is bigger than ever been before, forging new paths into consumer electronics with its links to sport, health and fitness and technology all helping to make it world number one in the field of personal navigation devices.

Chmarny continued: "The T3 awards are well respected both by the British public and the technology industry alike and with 15 categories in this year's awards there is a great opportunity for advances in technology and design to be recognised."

Nial Ferguson, Publisher of T3 magazine, said: "It's great to be working with Garmin. Their brand has been at the forefront of innovation, imagination and dedication to their customers, and these are the qualities we will be rewarding at the 2nd Annual Garmin T3 Gadget Awards."

The 2008 Garmin T3 Gadget Awards comprise of 15 categories which encourage the celebration of the best of technical innovation, design and pure unadulterated fun. Categories for voting include:

- Innovation of the year

- Gadget of the year

- Best new media innovation

- Toy of the year

- Gadget you can't live without

- Retailer of the year

Last year's awards received widespread acclaim, with software supremo Apple scooping six prizes. This year the technology crown is well and truly up for grabs, with offerings from Sony and Nintendo providing some strong competition - both Apple and Sony will go head to head in 7 award categories, meaning that this year, the awards look to be more exciting than ever.

To vote for your favourite gadget and to have your say on this year's gadget must-haves, visit For more information on Garmin and its range of PNDs, sat-navs and guides visit

About Garmin

The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 - most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin's products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information visit Garmin's media centre at Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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About the Garmin T3 Gadget Awards

The 2008 Garmin T3 Gadget Awards are organised by the special-interest media group Future - who publish magazines, websites and organise live events from its offices in the UK, US and Australia.

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