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The Global Mobile Awards @ GSMA Mobile World Congress concluded last week and Samsung came out big. With ceremony festivities held in Barcelona, the mobile forerunner found itself winning awards in three major categories: Best Smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S3), Best Mobile Infrastructure (Samsung Electronics for Smart LTE Networks), and Device Manufacturer of the Year.
Many of the mobile industry’s top brands were honored with nominations including Apple in the categories of Best Smartphone (iPhone 5) and Best Mobile Tablet (iPad Mini & iPad with retina display), HTC (Droid DNA) and Nokia (Lumia 920) also received nods for Best Smartphone respectively. Nokia did manage a victory in Best Feature Phone or Entry-Level Phone (Nokia Asha 305) but Apple came away empty handed. With Samsung winning the prestigious “Device Manufacturer of the Year” honors, we will see if the company can keep its relentless momentum throughout 2013.
“Through these awards, we are proud to shine the light on the mobile industry’s many innovators and leaders, from all corners of the world,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “This year’s new categories reflected the industry’s reach into many new sectors and we received more than 600 high-quality entries from across the mobile ecosystem. We would like to congratulate all Global Mobile Awards winners and thank the many hundreds of companies and organizations that support these awards by entering each year.”
The GSMA Mobile World Congress has honored innovators in the mobile community now for three years. Visit their site for a complete list of winners in mobile hardware, software, and infrastructure.