Probably one of the highlights of each year’s MWC is the organizer GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards, which is on its 19th run this year. This year’s announcement ceremony was brightened up by the comic antics of British actor and comedia James Corden, who played roles in films such as Gulliver’s Travels and Three Musketeers.
Among the less hardware-oriented awards, we have AT&T and FiLIP bagging the Best Mobile-Enabled Consumer Electronics Device. The two collaborated last year on the FiLIP smartwatch and locator for kids. We wonder what vocal T-Mobile CEO John Legere will have to say about AT&T going home with another award, this time with the Best Consumer Mobile Service title for its Digital Life. The GSMA awarded Device 6 for the Best Entertainment App, particularly under the Games category. The Most Innovative Mobile App title went to PointGrab for its CamMe selfie app.
In terms of mobile devices, Nokia was able to get two awards, one for the Nokia Lumia 520 for the Best Low-Cost Smartphone and the Nokia 105 for the Best Entry-level Smartphone. The Best Mobile Tablet award went to Apple for the iPad Air. Finally, the GSMA awarded the title of the Most Innovative Device Manufacturer to LG.
Many of you might be more interested in the Best Smartphone award. Some might be surprised, or even shocked, to see the HTC One getting that distinction, but that is based on last year’s figures and performance. The Best New Mobile Handset, Device, or Tablet, which was revealed at MWC 2014, will still be announced on 27th February at around 9:00 AM CET, which should be around 3:00 AM New York EST.