PRN: GSMA Announces Winners of the 17th Annual Global Mobile Awards
GSMA Announces Winners of the 17th Annual Global Mobile Awards [28-February-2012] BARCELONA, Spain, February 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile World Congress: The GSMA today announced the winners of the 17th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
GSMA Announces Winners of the 17th Annual Global Mobile Awards
BARCELONA, Spain, February 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Mobile World Congress: The GSMA today announced the winners of the 17th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were honoured in an afternoon ceremony hosted by comedian and songwriter Tim Minchin.
Minchin entertained nominees and attendees with a surprise performance of a song specially composed for the awards presentation, with ingenious lyrics based around mobile communications. Cherie Blair, champion of the GSMA's mWomen programme, joined Tim on stage to co-present four awards within the 'Social and Economic Development' category. Â Â
"The 2012 Global Mobile Awards continue to showcase the greatest, most creative and innovative products and services driving the mobile ecosystem today and into the future. With a record number of high calibre entries this year, it is a significant achievement to have been honoured in today's ceremony," said Michael O'Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. "The GSMA congratulates winners and commends all those taking part for raising the benchmark of contributions to mobile communications across the entire industry."
The winners of the 2012 Global Mobile Awards are:
Best Mobile App for Consumers
A panel of judges searching for the most promising 'Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2012' will select a shortlist of nominees, and a winner that will be announced on the morning of Thursday 1st March, 2012 at Mobile World Congress. Both the shortlisted nominees and the winner will be announced via Mobile World Live TV and on the Global Mobile Awards website.
The full list of winners and finalist for the 2012 Global Mobile Awards is available at: http://www.globalmobileawards.com/winners2012.php
In total, more than 170 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts and 16 representatives from mobile operators throughout the world participated in the judging of the 2012 awards.
2012 Global Mobile Awards sponsors include: INQ (Platinum Awards Sponsor); Conduit (Apps of the Year Category); CNBC, Fortune and Time (Platinum Media Partners); and Africa Telecoms, Fierce Wireless, GIZMODO, GoMo News and Mobile Communications International, Tech Week Europe (Gold Media Partners). Market data for the 'Best Mobile App for Consumers' and 'Best Mobile App for Enterprise' categories was provided by Distimo.
About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide.Â Spanning more than 220 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 also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo.