The GSM Association has announced the winners of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards, held recently at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
[blockquote right=”pull-right”]It was an impressive outing for device makers at the event where over 35 awards were presented. HTC One was named the Best Smartphone, Nokia Lumia 520 was awarded the Best Low-Cost Smartphone (sub-$150 wholesale price), Apple iPad Air was named the Best Mobile Tablet, LG was named the Most Innovative Device Manufacturer of the Year, Nokia 105 was awarded the Best Entry-level or Featurephone. [/blockquote]
The winners were hosted by British actor, writer, presenter and comedian James Corden. He was joined by Jon Fredrik Baksaas, Chairman, GSMA and President and CEO, Telenor Group, Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA and John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd., as well as representatives from category sponsor Maxim Integrated, media partners CNBC, Fortune and Time and members of the judging panel who co-presented awards.
John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd says “Now in the 19th year, the Global Mobile Awards once again showcase the outstanding level of innovation and creative products and services being developed across a diverse and growing industry. With more than 680 high calibre entries this year, the competition was stronger than ever and it is a significant achievement to have been honoured today. The GSMA would like to warmly congratulate all Global Mobile Awards winners and recognise all those who took part for continuing to drive mobile communications into the future.”
Some of the other award categories and winners are:
Best Mobile Infrastructure – Nokia Solutions and Networks with Telefónica O2 UK Limited for iSON Automation for Operations
Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough – Sensory Inc. for TrulyHandsfreeTM 3.0
Best Cloud-Based Technology for Mobile – Xively for Xively Cloud Services
Smartphone App Challenge – Akbank T.A.S. for Akbank Direkt Mobile App
Best Entertainment App (Gaming, Music, Sports, Video) – Device 6