Oddly enough, although they don’t support the MWC ecosystem with a booth or presence or anything like that Apple and the iPhone 4 won device of the year. It’s a pretty darn good device but I don’t understand why the GSMA judges would pick a winner that doesn’t even support the cause or the show but that’s another story for another day…
The manufacturer on the other hand was HTC. HTC had the most growth of any handset maker in the last year although Samsung was by far the largest in volume. Remember HTC is still a relatively small company in Taiwan. Their handsets including the Nexus One, Desire, Desire HD, Wildfire, MyTouch line, G2, HD2, and countless others contributed to their winning this big honor at the Global Mobile Awards.
The App of the Year on the Android platform went to Google for Google Maps. The judges cited the numerous updates that Google maps has received and said “This has been one of the most frequently updated applications on the market, and the latest iteration has made it simply one of the best mobile apps out there today”.
The Best Mobile App of course went to Rovio for Angry Birds, how could it not. The GSMA judges said This is an application that is simple, intuitive, incredibly addictive, and perfect for “snacking” consumption. It has underlined the importance of the applications market, and helped raise the credibility of small independent developers outside the mainstream.
The Global Mobile Awards were hosted by Jonathan Ross one of the UKs most loved Chat show hosts with musical guests Duffy and Metric.
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