YotaPhone Wins CNET Best Of CES Award For Dual-Screen Smartphone [CES 2013]

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Yota Devices of Moscow, Russia, has won Best of CES Award for its YotaPhone, the first dual-screen phone with a full-color liquid crystal display (LCD) on one side and an electronic paper display (EPD) on the other. Produced and judged by editors from CNET, the winners of the Best of CES Awards were announced Thursday, January 10, at 2013 CES in Las Vegas.

Selected by CNET’s unbiased expert editors, the winners were the most exciting, innovative, and promising products at the show. CNET editors scoured the 2013 CES show floor for products to consider for the prestigious award.

YotaPhone, which was unveiled last month, features a powerful Android based phone with LCD display on one side and EPD on the other, which is the user’s personal space for receiving notifications, linking to social media, reading content-rich news or displaying favorite pictures. The two displays are linked together to open a new world of unlimited user experiences. YotaPhone will be available for sale worldwide in the second half of 2013.

“Since we lifted the curtains on YotaPhone four weeks ago, we have been thrilled at how the tech community, developers and consumers have embraced the way our phone will change users’ relationship and interactions with their phone. Receiving the Best of CES Award by the editors of CNET is another validation that we have created a whole new archetype in smartphones,” said Vlad Martynov, CEO, Yota Devices.

“Hundreds of companies and manufacturers descend on Las Vegas each January to announce the products that will make news in the coming year,” said Lindsey Turrentine, Editor in Chief of CNET Reviews. “CNET’s army of editors work tirelessly to meet with industry insiders, explore every inch of the CES show floor, and live blog every major press conference to make sure we find the most exciting new tech from the show. We’re happy to have selected YotaPhone for a Best of CES Award.”

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