The Malaysian mobile industry came together in celebration at the prestigious GoMobile Awards Night last Thursday(10-May-2012).
Kashminder Singh, co-organiser of GoMobile 2012 said that the awards have become the premier mobile awards in Malaysia. “The GoMobile Awards is an event that the Malaysian mobile industry can truly call its own,” adding, “We are especially delighted with the increasing number of local applications and services that are beginning to emerge. The partnership efforts between the Government and industry to grow the local content industry are bearing fruit. We hope to put up an even more spectacular show next year where we believe this sector would have blossomed even further. Our vision is to make GoMobile the hub of this region’s mobile industry.”
In keeping with the emphasis on mobile applications, content and services at GoMobile this year, ten mobile applications received inOvation Malaysia Awards for best products and services of the year. The inOvation Malaysia Awards, presented since 2008, are a joint initiative of Maxis and GoMobile. T. Kugan, Vice President, Maxis, said that Maxis hoped that recognition of the successes of local mobile developers will propel them to new heights as well as contribute to the steady development of local mobile content and apps companies.
In addition, Maxis is launching a developer initiative called NextApps at GoMobile this year that will see developers come up with innovative new apps and services for their subscribers.
Maxis swept top honours at the GoMobile Operators Awards. Malaysia’s leading mobile service provider was picked Operator of the Year and also received awards for Best Mobile Broadband and Best Mobile Content and Services. U Mobile (Best New Service), Celcom, TuneTalk, DiGi and P1 also picked up awards.
The HTC One X was named the Best Mobile Device of 2012 at the event. Other brands that won awards for being best in various categories at the Mobile World Star Awards 2012 were Asus, ZTE, Sony and Acer.
Full list of the GoMobile Awards Night winner list below.
Mobile World Best Devices of 2012
- THE MOBILE DEVICE OF THE YEAR: HTC One X
- The Best Malaysian Brand: XiMAX
- Best Value Phone: ZTE V880E
- Best Design: SONY Xperia Arc series
- Ground Breaking Device: ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime
- Best Smartphone: HTC One X
- Best Tablet Device: ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime
- Best Ultraportable: ACER Aspire Timeline Ultra M3
GoMobile Operator of the Year
- OPERATOR OF THE YEAR 2012 AWARD: MAXIS
- The Best Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO): TUNE TALK
- The Best Prepaid Service Award: DiGI
- The Best Postpaid Service: CELCOM
- Best Mobile Broadband: MAXIS
- Best New Service: U MOBILE
- Best Mobile Content & Services: MAXIS
- Best Home Wireless Broadband: P1
The inOvation Malaysia Awards
- Endeavor Mobile medical app- Universiti Sains Malaysia
- Tonton mobile app-Alt Media
- m2u Mobile Payment- Maybank
- Masatu- Agmo Studio
- Augmented Reality Muslim Toolkit -Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
- Lightopus game- AppXplore
- Battle of the Sexes- Techninier
- Ahead Mobile- Finder 301
- SecQ.me- SECQME
- Studio 212
ICON2 Most Promising Startups
- ARMS F&B (Restaurant POS)
- iLiufa S8
APACMLEAP Mobile Learning Initiatives Recognitions
- Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya
- Mobile ICT
- Ignite Asia Co.Ltd.
- Pixatel Systems Inc.
- Rehan School