Like every year, the GSM Association announces Global Mobile Awards during MWC. This year, the big winner is Samsung, which won no less than five awards.
First of all, Samsung was declared the Device Manufacturer of the Year Award, being hailed as “the stand-out winner. A terrific year for Samsung as it continues to build a solid global business across its device portfolio.”
Next, the company’s Galaxy S III (sold in more than 40 million units worldwide) won the Smartphone of the Year Award, while the Samsung Galaxy Camera (which runs Android Jelly Bean) won the Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device Award.
Samsung has also won the Best Mobile Infrastructure (for Smart LTE Networks), and Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology (also for Smart LTE Networks) awards.
The GSMA acknowledged the Asus-made Google Nexus 7 as the Best Mobile Tablet, because it “has brought credibility to the 7” category and taken it to the mass market, with the perfect combination of performance and portability. A great all-rounder.”
Nokia has won an important award, too: Best Feature phone or entry level phone, for the Asha 305 – which “delivers the best user experience from an affordable dual-SIM touchscreen phone, despite pressure from low cost smartphones.”
You can check out the full list of GSMA 2013 Awards here.