The GSMA Announces Winners of the Annual Global Mobile Awards

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 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® 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.

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.

For more information, please visit Mobile World Live, the new online portal for the mobile communications industry, at or the GSMA corporate website at



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