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MWC 2014: Global Mobile Awards 2014 awarded

Sasha Twining - News Anchor - and Younghee Lee - Executive VP of Global Marketing  Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics

The GSMA, organisers of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, have announced the winners of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards.

Headline grabbing awards include the Samsung Gear Fit being awarded “The Best Mobile Device”, the Apple iPad Air scooping “Best Mobile Tablet”, LG picking up “Most Innovative Device Manufacturer of the Year” (“Impressive across the board with ground-breaking innovation – LG is flexing its technological muscle” said the judges), HTC receiving “Best Smartphone” for the HTC One, and the Nokia Lumia 520 winning the title “Best Low Cost Smartphone”.

The best overall app? CityMapper

The winners of the 2014 Global Mobile Awards are:

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 Magic Pencil

Samsung Gear Fit

Samsung Gear Fit

Best Mobile Product or Service for Automotive
Nuance Communications for 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 Smartphone
HTC One

Best Low-Cost Smartphone (sub-$150 wholesale price)
Nokia Lumia 520

Best Entry-level or Featurephone
Nokia 105

Most Innovative Device Manufacturer of the Year
LG

Best Mobile Tablet
Apple iPad Air

Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet
Samsung Gear Fit

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

Previously announced were the winners of the Government Mobile Excellence Awards, the GSMA Chairman’s Award and the GSMA Lifetime Achievement Award:

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 Inc.

GSMA Lifetime Achievement Award
Rob Conway, Former CEO of the GSMA (Posthumous)

“Now in the 19th year, 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,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “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.”

Full information on the Global Mobile Awards can be found at www.globalmobileawards.com.

Image: Sasha Twining presents Samsung Gear Fit’s award to Younghee Lee – Executive VP of Global Marketing Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics

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