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GSMA Global Mobile Awards

February 18, 2009

Last night was the Global Mobile Awards in Barcelona, in accordance with the Mobile World Congress, and the winners have been revealed! Check out the list below, as I have also included some comments and food for thought too. 🙂 And you will also notice I have provided every link you will need, so you dont have to go scouring the web for details! 🙂 #mwc #mwc09


Best mobile game
Winner: Gameloft – Real Football 2009
– I have not played this game myself, however have heard nothing but praise for its design and playability. It also links up well with the manager version fo the game too to allow you to play with your own built team. This appeals to two huge markets of the FIFA/PES crowd and the Football Manager games players, who are given the opportunity to play on the go.

GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards

Best mobile music or video service
Winner: BBC iPlayer on Mobile

– Not suprised at all, this service is sublime. Hopefully this time next year Spotify mobile will be around to win this one!

Best mobile advertising service
Winner: Turkcell – Tonla Kazan

Best mobile TV service
Winner: MobiTV – MobiTV

Best mobile enterprise product or service
Winner: Vodafone – Vodafone Global Enterprise Limited

Best mobile Internet service
Winner: Nokia – Nokia Sports Tracker

– Read a great deal about this throughout is development and must say I am pleased it has picked up a gong. I have never used it myself (just because I am not really a runner!) but still a great idea that has plenty of room for development too!

Best mobile money service
Winner: Safaricom and Vodafone – M-PESA

Best mobile handset or device
Winner: INQ – INQ1
Highly Commended: Nokia – Nokia E71
Highly Commended: T-Mobile – T-Mobile G1

Best broadcast commercial
Winner: KT Freetel – ‘Show is…’

Best mobile brand campaign
Winner: R/GA London – Nokia Urbanista Diaries

Best use of mobile for social and economic development
Winner: Nuance Communications – Airtel-T9 India Consumer Vernacular Messaging Campaigns

Best network technology advance
Winner: Nokia Siemens Networks – Flexi Multimode BTS Software defined HSPA/LTE (pdf)

Best service delivery platform
Winner: NewBay Software – LifeCache Social Networking Solution 2.0

Best billing and customer care solution
Winner: Expert System – COGITO Answers

Best mobile technology breakthrough
Winner: Research In Motion – BlackBerry Storm 9500 SurePress Screen

– I for one am quite shocked by this. I have had a ‘reasonable’ relationship with my Storm so far, and thoroughly enjoy working with it (at times…), however there must be better developments than RIM’s take on the touch screen?!

The green mobile award
Winner: Smart Communications – Alternative Power for Cell Sites program

GSMA’s CEO award for outstanding environmental contribution
Winner: Nokia

Government leadership award
Winner: The Government of France

GSMA chairman’s award
Winner: Research In Motion

2009 mobile innovation global award champion
Winner: Cootek, China (most innovative wireless device-centric technology)

The 2009 mobile innovation global award competition – EMEA tournament
Global Finalist: Advanced Receiver Technologies, USA
Global Finalist: Intivation, Netherlands

The five category winners are:

Most innovative wireless device-centric technology
Intivation, Netherlands

Most innovative carrier infrastructure or platform
Sunbay, Switzerland

Most innovative mobile application in a vertical market
WorldMate, USA

Most innovative consumer application or service
Mobile Nordic AS, Norway

Most innovative true mobile start-up
Advanced Receiver Technologies, USA

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