The Red Dot awards were handed out and we have several winners in the mobile space. Sony in particular was quite proud of its achievement - it walked away with four awards plus an honorable mention.
The Sony Xperia ion and the Xperia active both got product design awards in the Communication category. The SmartDock for the Xperia ion got an award of its own and Sony's Smart Wireless Headset pro snatched one too. The Sony Xperia ray received an honorable mention.
Sony wasn’t the only winner though, Red Dot handed out quite a few awards to other phones. The HTC Droid Incredible 2 got one, as did the Alcatel OT-916, Lenovo S800, Vodafone 555 Blue and 858 Smart.
Apple also scored two awards, but it was Cupertino's tablet endeavors that impressed the Red Dot jury. The iPad 2 and the smart covers that debuted with it each got a Product Design - Best of the Best 2012.
You can check out Red Dot's site for the other winners - they awarded everything from articulated haulers to toothbrushes.