GSMA Announces Nominees for the 16th Annual Global Mobile Awards

By Gsma, PRNE
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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LONDON, January 19, 2011 - The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 16th Annual Global Mobile
Awards. The winners will be announced during an afternoon awards ceremony and
evening party to be hosted by the British TV and radio presenter Jonathan
on Tuesday 15th February 2011 at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in
Barcelona. The full list of categories and nominees for the 2011 Global
Mobile Awards is available at:

"The GSMA warmly congratulates all the nominees in this year's Global
Mobile Awards," said Michael O'Hara, chief marketing officer at the GSMA.
"Our judging panel once again faced a daunting challenge in determining the
nominees this year, selecting just 115 nominees across 10 categories from
more than 470 entries. To have been shortlisted in such a highly competitive
and innovative field is a tremendous achievement and we look forward to
recognising the winners and celebrating their success at Mobile World
Congress next month."

The Global Mobile Awards categories to be presented in the 15th February
afternoon awards ceremony include the brand-new 'Global Mobile App Awards',
plus categories for 'Best Mobile Advertising and Marketing', 'Mobile
Innovation, Social and Economic Development', 'Best Technology', 'Best Use of
Mobile for Business and Enterprise' and the 'Green Mobile Awards'. At the
Congress Party and Awards Celebration later the same evening at the National
Palace in Barcelona, three high-profile awards will be presented, including
'Best Mobile App', 'Best Mobile Device' and 'Device Manufacturer of the
Year'. The evening party will also be hosted by Jonathan Ross and will
culminate with musical performances by Grammy and Brit Award-winning music
star Duffy, as well as internationally acclaimed indie rock band Metric.

Jonathan Ross is a stalwart of British television. He presented over 200
episodes of his iconic BBC1 show, "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" which won
5 BAFTA Awards. He also hosted BBC1's Red Nose Day for Comic Relief and the
ITV British Comedy Awards for more than 20 years. This year sees Jonathan
hosting the all-new British Comedy Awards for Channel 4 which will air live
in January from London's O2 Indigo, and he will also host his fifth British
Academy Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs) live from the Royal Opera House
(London) which will be screened on BBC1 in February. In the autumn, he will
return with his all-new prime-time chat show for ITV1.

Empowered by their innovative use of digital and mobile technologies,
Metric self-released their last album "Fantasies" on 5 continents without the
benefit of a label and went on to become a Platinum-selling artist, earning
themselves multiple #1 hits around the world. The band finished 2010 with the
release of two major Hollywood films including "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"
and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse", the latter of which's soundtrack has been
nominated for a Grammy Award and landed Metric on the short list for an
Academy Award nomination in 2011.

The afternoon awards ceremony, which will be held in the main conference
auditorium, is open to all Global Mobile Awards nominees, Mobile World
Congress Platinum and Gold Pass conference attendees as well as Congress
Party and Awards Celebration ticket holders, and all accredited press
attending Mobile World Congress. Tickets for the evening Congress Party and
Awards Celebration are on sale now at the online registration point for the
Mobile World Congress, at

Global Mobile Award sponsors include the QTel Group (Congress Party and
Awards Celebration Sponsor); Huawei (Platinum Awards Sponsor); the Government
of Catalonia (Global Mobile App Awards Sponsor and Host Sponsor); and Myriad
(Best Mobile Device Category Sponsor & After Awards Party Sponsor). More
information on the Global Mobile Awards can be found at

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications
industry. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's
mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile
ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers,
Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA is
focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its
membership, all with the end goal of driving the growth of the mobile
communications industry.

For more information, please visit Mobile World Live, the new online
portal for the mobile communications industry, at or the GSMA corporate website at

Ben Evetts, bevetts at, or press at, +44-(0)-7879-614941

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