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HTC One is the Best Smartphone in 2013, iPad Air is the Best Mobile Tablet at the 2014 Global Mobile Awards

The GSMA have announced the winners of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona(Spain) on Tuesday.

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In total more than 175 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts throughout the world participated in the judging process, including the chief technology officers of 14 mobile operators who took part in judging the “Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology” award.

Best Smartphone
HTC One

Best Low-Cost Smartphone (sub-$150 wholesale price)
Nokia Lumia 520

Best Entry-level or Featurephone
Nokia 105

Most Innovative Device Manufacturer of the Year
LG

Best Mobile Tablet
Apple iPad Air

Best Mobile Product or Service for Automotive
Nuance Communications for Dragon Drive

Best NFC/Mobile Money Product or Service
Telenor Pakistan and Tameer Micro Finance Bank for Easypaisa

Best Entertainment App (Gaming, Music, Sports, Video)
Device 6

Judges’ Choice – Best Overall Mobile App
CityMapper

Most Innovative Mobile App
PointGrab for CamMe

Smartphone App Challenge
Akbank T.A.S. for Akbank Direkt Mobile App

Outstanding LTE Contribution
KT Corporation for Wideband LTE-A Commercial Service
SK Telecom for Commercial LTE-Advanced Network

Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – The CTOs’ choice
KT Corporation for Wideband LTE-A Commercial Service
SK Telecom for Commercial LTE-Advanced Network

The full winners list of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards 2014 can be found here.

“The HTC One remained one of the most advanced smartphones throughout 2013. Its great design and excellent user interface continue to provide a differentiated user experience, standing out from the competition” the judges said.

As for the Apple iPad Air, they commented “The iPad Air packs class-leading performance in an attractive and svelte frame, while its ecosystem has an undisputed advantage in the number of format-optimized apps”.

“Now in the 19th year, the Global Mobile Awards once again showcase the outstanding level of innovation and creative products and services being developed across a diverse and growing industry,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “With more than 680 high calibre entries this year, the competition was stronger than ever and it is a significant achievement to have been honoured today. The GSMA would like to warmly congratulate all Global Mobile Awards winners and recognise all those who took part for continuing to drive mobile communications into the future.”

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. With members from more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 mobile operators around the world with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities.

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