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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Global Mobile Awards at Mobile World Congress 2014

This year’s Global Mobile Awards have been revealed at Mobile World Congress today.

These are the 19th annual Global Mobile Awards and were presented by actor and comedian James Corden. A podcast of his introduction to the awards is available on our web site.

John Hoffman, CEO of the GSMA, said “The Global Mobile Awards once again showcase the outstanding level of innovation and creative products and services being developed across a diverse and growing industry. With more than 680 high calibre entries this year, the competition was stronger than ever and it is a significant achievement to have been honoured today. The GSMA would like to warmly congratulate all Global Mobile Awards winners and recognise all those who took part for continuing to drive mobile communications into the future.”

HTC was awarded ‘best smartphone’ for the HTC One, Apple won ‘best mobile tablet’ for the iPad Air, while LG received the award for ‘most innovative device manufacturer of the year’.

The winners of the other Global Mobile Awards were:

  • Best Mobile Health Product or Service: Energize the Chain for Econet Wireless Vaccine Project in Zimbabwe
  • Best Mobile Education Product or Service: Enable Mobile Technologies for its Magic Pencil
  • Best Mobile Product or Service for Automotive: Nuance Communications for its Dragon Drive
  • Best NFC/Mobile Money Product or Service: Telenor Pakistan and Tameer Micro Finance Bank for Easypaisa
  • Best Mobile Publishing Product or Service: Wibbitz for Text-To-Video Technology
  • Best Mobile Innovation for ‘Smart Cities’: Accenture plc and RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. for City1Tap
  • Best Mobile-Enabled Consumer Electronics Device:AT&T and Filip Technologies Inc. for FiLIP
  • Best Enterprise Mobile Service: AirWatch for AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management, Version 7.0
  • Best Consumer Mobile Service: AT&T for AT&T Digital Life
  • Best Advertising or Marketing on Mobile: Hindustan Unilever Ltd., Lowe and Partners for Kan Khajura Tesan
  • Best Network-Based Solution for Serving Customers: GMCR Inc. for Globe Prepaid GoSakto: Create Your Own Promo
  • Best Mobile Product, Initiative or Service in Emerging Markets: Vodafone Foundation in India, the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (CBFW) for RUDI Sandesha Vyavhar (RSV) project
  • Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets: Telenor Pakistan and Tameer Micro Finance Bank for Easypaisa
  • Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations: Smart Communications for Smart’s SafePh: Yolanda Response
  • Best Mobile Product, Service or App for Accessibility or Ease-of-Use: Turkcell for Turkcell My Dream Partner
  • The Green Mobile Award: Grameenphone Ltd. for Climate Change Program
  • Best Entertainment App (Gaming, Music, Sports, Video): Device 6
  • Judges’ Choice - Best Overall Mobile App: CityMapper
  • Most Innovative Mobile App: PointGrab for CamMe
  • Smartphone App Challenge: Akbank T.A.S. for Akbank Direkt Mobile App
  • Best Low-Cost Smartphone (sub-$150 wholesale price): Nokia Lumia 520
  • Best Entry-level or Featurephone: Nokia 105
  • Best Mobile Infrastructure: Nokia Solutions and Networks with Telefónica O2 UK Limited for iSON Automation for Operations
  • Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough: Sensory Inc. for TrulyHandsfreeTM 3.0
  • Best Cloud-Based Technology for Mobile: Xively for Xively Cloud Services
  • Best Mobile Identity, Safeguard & Security Products/Solutions: SecureAuth IdP – 2 Factor Access Control for the Mobile Enterprise
  • Best Solution for Growing Smaller or Independent Networks: Reach-U for Demograft
  • Outstanding LTE Contribution: KT Corporation for Wideband LTE-A Commercial Service / SK Telecom for Commercial LTE-Advanced Network
  • Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology - The CTOs’ choice: KT Corporation for Wideband LTE-A Commercial Service / SK Telecom for Commercial LTE-Advanced Network
  • Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award: The Government of the United Arab Emirates
  • The Economic Policy for Sustainable Mobile Growth Award: The Government of Spain
  • The Connected Government Award: The Government of Lebanon
  • Government Leadership Award: The Government of Botswana
  • GSMA Chairman’s Award: Dr Paul Jacobs, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Qualcomm
  • GSMA Lifetime Achievement Award: Rob Conway, Former CEO of the GSMA (Posthumous)

More than 175 analysts, journalists, academics and other independent experts participated in the judging process.

Author: The Fonecast
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