BARCELONA, Spain, February 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
The GSMA today announced the winners of the 16th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were recognised in a two-part afternoon awards ceremony and evening celebration hosted by British TV and radio presenter Jonathan Ross. Guests at the Congress Party and Awards Celebration were entertained by Grammy and Brit Award-winning singer Duffy and internationally acclaimed indie rock band Metric.
"This year's awards attracted more than 600 entrants, with many high calibre entries across all categories," said Rob Conway, CEO and Member of the Board, GSMA. "The GSMA congratulates the award winners and commends all finalists for their innovation, ingenuity and important contributions to the success of the mobile industry."
The afternoon awards ceremony included the presentation of nine categories of awards, including the first "Global Mobile Apps Awards", introduced this year to celebrate the emerging trends in applications, as well as the "Mobile Innovation" category, which honoured achievements across vertical sectors such as health, education, transport and utilities. The awards for "Best Mobile App" and "Best Mobile Device" were presented at the evening Congress Party and Awards Celebration, along with "Device Manufacturer of the Year."
The 2011 Global Mobile Award Winners include:
App of the Year on the Apple Platform Winner: Rovio/Clickgamer/Chillingo - Angry Birds App of the Year on the BlackBerry(R) App World Platform Winner: Research In Motion - BlackBerry Messenger App of the Year on the Android Platform Winner: Google - Google Maps App of the Year on the Nokia Platform Winner: Herocraft & InnerActive - Zum Zum Best Mobile App Winner: Rovio/Clickgamer/Chillingo - Angry Birds Best Mobile Advertising & Marketing Campaign Winner: Mobilera -Outeractive -Unilever Cornetto Multiplayer Interactive Wall Projection Mapping Game Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Solution Winner: Antenna - Antenna Mobility Platform (AMP) Best Mobile Money Product or Solution Winner: Airtel Africa, MasterCard Worldwide and Standard Chartered Bank -Airtel Card Best Use of Mobile for Social & Economic Development Winner: Ericsson and Flexenclosure - Ericsson Community Power Best Mobile Money for the Unbanked Service Winner: Vodafone Group, Safaricom, Vodacom, Vodafone Essar Limited and Roshan Ltd. - M-PESA Best Product, Initiative or Service for Underserved Segments Winner: BBC World Service Trust - BBC Janala Best M-Health Innovation Winner: Mobisante, Inc. - MobiUS Best Mobile Learning Innovation Winner: Urban Planet Mobile and PT Telkomsel -Urban English, Mobile English Learning Initiative Best Mobile Innovation for Utilities Winner: EDMI and Sierra Wireless for EDMI EWM100 Advanced GSM/GPRS Modem -Smart Metering Applications Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive & Transport Winner: Nissan Motor Co. Ltd, AT&T, NTT DOCOMO Inc, and Telenor Connexion for ICT -Electric Vehicles Best Embedded Mobile Device (Non-Handsets) Winner: AT&T and VITALITY, Inc. - AT&T-connected Vitality GlowCaps Green Mobile Award for Best Green Product/Service or Performance Winner: Bharti Infratel - GreenTowers P7 Project Best Mobile Device Winner: Apple - iPhone 4 Device Manufacturer of the Year Winner: HTC Best Mobile Broadband Technology Winner: Ruckus Wireless - Ruckus Mobile Wi-Fi Gateway System Best Mobile Technology for Emerging Markets Winner: Orange - Orange Solar Base Station Programme Best Technology Breakthrough Winner: Seven Networks - SEVEN Open Channel Best Customer Care and CRM Winner: Airtel Africa and Tango Telecom -Tango Telecom's 'Dynamic Pricing Service' GSMA Chairman's Award Winner: Wang Jianzhou, Executive Chairman, China Mobile Government Leadership Award Winner: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan RCS Development Challenge Winner: Jibe Mobile - RCS Best Mobile Client Winner: Movial - RCS Best PC Client Winner: Solaiemes - RCS Best Innovation
The full list of winners and finalist for the 2011 Global Mobile Awards is available at http://www.gsmworld.com/newsroom/press-releases/2011/6034.htm
Global Mobile Award sponsors included the QTel Group (Congress Party and Awards Celebration Sponsor); Huawei (Platinum Awards Sponsor); the Government of Catalonia (Global Mobile App Awards Sponsor and Host Sponsor); and Myriad (Best Mobile Device Category Sponsor & After Awards Party Sponsor). RCS Development Challenge sponsors included Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks, Orange and Telefonica.
About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA is focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its membership, all with the end goal of driving the growth of the mobile communications industry.
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