The GSMA announces winners of the Annual Global Mobile Awards

Date: Tue, 02/22/2011 - 19:33

The GSMA announces winners of the Annual Global Mobile Awards

The GSMA 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® 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
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.

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