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One of the biggest news for iPhone fans is here. In a latest edition of Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, the list of winners from 16th Annual Global Mobile Awards 2011 were announced and Apple’s iPhone 4 bagged the Best Mobile Device Award.

Sounds great, eh?

The whole of 2010 started with stunning mobile news from iPhone 4 Antenna issues, Android’s increasing market share, Nokia’s poor performance, Windows Mobile 7, Samsung Galaxy S and so on.

Even after the major antenna issue of iPhone 4, Apple fought hard & worked passionately to bag Best Mobile Device Award which definitely sets an example to its competitors. iPhone was nominated for this award along with HTC Desire, LG Optimus 7, BlackBerry Torch 9800 and Samsung Galaxy S

Another award for Device Manufacturer of the Year was awarded to HTC. HTC was nominated in this category along side Apple and Samsung.

App of the Year on the Apple Platform was awarded to the popular Angry Birds game. Airtel – South-Africa bagged 2 Awards while India’s Bharati Infratel bagged Green Mobile Award for Best Green Product/Service or Performance.

Judge’s Comments

Judges comments for iPhone

Great screen, sharp design, fantastic materials, and phenomenal ecosystem for app developers. In a tight race, the iPhone 4 built on the success of its predecessors to set the pace for smart phones.

Judges comments for HTC

This company has built its market presence from nowhere, with fresh branding and marketing and a strong portfolio of devices across many platforms. In particular, it has proven an exceptionally popular and enduring phone manufacturer. With great communication and good customer service, this is a well-deserved award.

Judges comments for Angry Birds

This is the 50 million plus-selling app that catapulted the benchmark for mobile gaming higher than ever, it is an innovative tool in terms of in-application monetization.

Nomination Categories

These were the categories

  • Global Mobile App Awards
  • Mobile Advertising & Marketing
  • Best Mobile Business & Enterprise
  • Social & Economic Development
  • Mobile Innovation
  • Green Mobile Award
  • Best Mobile Device
  • Best Technology
  • Outstanding Achievement Award

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The List of Winners

Full list of winners is available here Global Mobile Awards 2011