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GSMA Awards announced, here are the winners (cough, Samsung)

29 February, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
GSMA Awards announced, here are the winners (cough, Samsung) - read the full textThe Oscars were last Sunday, but the GSM Oscars - the Global Mobile Awards - were last night in Barcelona. Some went home with prestigious awards, others didn’t get quite what they wanted and others still had to go home with empty hands. Samsung won two of the four most important awards of...


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Best tablet- iPad 2? Really? Did you people forget the ICS loaded Transformer Prime?

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  • 2012-03-01 11:28
  • KIdM

so Samsung is the king of smartphone.

Nokia is the king of dumbphones !!,

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  • 2012-03-01 11:04
  • PRWU

> In reply to Saveferris @ 2012-03-01 02:20 from tAR2 - click to readI don't have either brand, but I will comment on the assumption that seems to be made that more processor, more memory etc somehow makes the device better.
As anyone who has had numerous Microsoft software powered PC's over the years will tell you a modern PC has a processor several thousand times 'more powerful' (my first PC had a 16bit 286 running at 6mhz) with several hundred times more memory (that PC had 512k (YES K) bytes (for the whole OS, all the apps etc.... how do these modern guys get away with claiming their multi megabyte apps are 'embedded'???) and a collosal (it was in those days) 32 MByte (yes M not G) hard drive. Yet, if I want to edit a word document it is still FASTER to get that machine out, power it up, load DOS, load win, then load word than to try the same with my modern laptop.

More processor, more memory, more disk does NOT make a more usable machine. As someone once said - not what you've got but how you use it.

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  • 2012-03-01 10:55
  • IaAu

Guys, Whether u like it or not need to admit that S2 is the best smartphone till now for its powerhouse performance and no phone matches it. I am not a samsung guy being a user of HTC models for long i happened to use S2 and it was amazing in terms of performance and i am sure the panel members in GSMA are not fools to award it.

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  • 2012-03-01 09:58
  • 3xya

hahaha i expected!!!!!! and the result was the same........!!!!!
samsung r0ckzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  • 2012-03-01 09:57
  • vIw7

I would say this year things will be on fire, if we have projector phones on the brim. we are very close to halograms.

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  • 2012-03-01 09:29
  • NhrH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-01 07:49 from mCi0 - click to readI dont think so! With the phones announced at the MWC your beloved s2 is not even in the top 10! Even Huawey got better than it. Do i need to mention Nokia? I think you should wait for your S3 to save the day! But im not so sure about it either. Samsung, go back to your TV-s! At least that is what you do best!

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  • 2012-03-01 09:17
  • 3ivq

S II Always be NO.1

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  • 2012-03-01 07:49
  • mCi0

> In reply to Saveferris @ 2012-03-01 02:20 from tAR2 - click to readI have an S2, great phone and worthy of top slot, but don't count Sony out.....

I had many Sony phones before, and they still top Samsung with refreshing design and interface sometimes. Samsung are leaping ahead with their screen technology.
Just can't see myself going back to screens of lesser vibrancy and mediocre contrast ability.

Sony will be back.....
Apple are on there way out (along with Blackberry)...
Nokia are merely drifting at sea with a hole and no bucket.

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  • 2012-03-01 07:25
  • m4NR

I'm Apple users & I love apple product. They are the best for me. If you talk about innovation ? nothing like Apple. but ......

CONGRAT's for SAMSUNG for the Best Smartphone & Manufacture 2012

I hope Apple could learns about this, and more innovation.

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  • 2012-03-01 06:00
  • wrrp

Touchwiz sux!!

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  • 2012-03-01 05:16
  • 0cC%

> In reply to Jake @ 2012-02-29 17:06 from sBSX - click to readthe category was for a phone, not the apps =)

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  • 2012-03-01 04:53
  • TfX2

Samsung winning the best smartphone and manufacturer categories aren't really a surprise. Samsung has been making the best out there, even their TVs. And what's great about the company is they don't overcharge. The prices are reasonable enough.

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  • 2012-03-01 04:51
  • TfX2

> In reply to Steven @ 2012-03-01 01:03 from 0HW@ - click to readwhat's with the "G"?

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  • 2012-03-01 03:21
  • 9Lax

This thread is amusing, really. "My phone and brand of choice won the award then is the best! I should show the light to all the idiots who doesn't know the truth" and on the other hand we have this "My phone didn't won, nor my brand of choice, so I must bash at people who are happy because their phone/brand did won.".

This kind of awards are useless. Why? Simply, it's a matter of taste and necessity, for example my 61 years old mother thinks that her VERY OLD, monochromatic screen, no touch screen, no apps, Nokia 1100 is the best cell phone in the world. Why? Because it does what she wants, which is texting and making calls.

So just like my mother the best smart phone is the one that it does what YOU need. Who cares about awards? Did you buy your phone thinking that it would win awards, or because you thought it was the best for you? If your phone/brand won, cool be happy! But don't think that just because that is the best for everyone. If your lose, well, who cares? You think is good for so, who cares what other people may think.


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  • 2012-03-01 03:07
  • LFWV

> In reply to Sony Fanboy @ 2012-02-29 20:47 from nC1D - click to read@ Sony Fanboy
Xperia Arc...Sexy smart phone
Xperia Play...Gamers arena wid smart phone...
Xperia Mini & mini pro...the power of smartphone in mini...
Xperia Ray...stylish yet powerful...
Xperia Pro...Chat @ its best...
Xperia Active...Rugged to perform
Live with walkman...Android with Walkman touch...

Where is sony ericsson...?? sony ericsson outdoes samsung in every
Ddoes samsung pays everytime to get these awards...???

That was very amusing. The Samsung galaxy s2 is better than all those phones in every single facet, from CPU GPU to memory Screen tech every single possible way the Sony ericsson's are inferior, thats why the Sony's don't get a mention....Enjoy your inferior phones. :)

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  • 2012-03-01 02:20
  • tAR2

> In reply to Jake @ 2012-02-29 17:06 from sBSX - click to readI agree... the only reason Apple didn't win this year was because the 4s has no 4g and the same design as last year... but SGSII is still a good and deserved to win... I think 2012 will be much harder to decide

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  • 2012-03-01 01:03
  • 0HW@

> In reply to Ronny @ 2012-03-01 00:01 from DBAa - click to readto whom you have mention?

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  • 2012-03-01 01:02
  • thu9

Oh yeah, definitely is what I expected. Benchmark tests and reviews will tell you why it is the best smartphone. I don't think Sony Ericsson's smartphones come close enough. I would say Apple, HTC and Motorola are the real contenders at the moment. BTW, Nokia still make good phones.

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  • 2012-03-01 00:01
  • DBAa

> In reply to GDT @ 2012-02-29 15:54 from 9GHG - click to readHahahahahaha .. you seem like an useless hero of samsung man, what happened to you? You are talking as the samsung users are never bashing Nokia . And I said,it was quite naturally if the users nokia were bashing back on, you can read how the samsung users bash nokia users in many news in but nokia users were never come to your android news to bash your android,it proves that nokia user is more clever than your android users and this also proves that you are too jealous of nokia. I think nokia is has a lot of smartphone phones And can say a lot of nokia phones is smarter than samsung's.

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  • 2012-02-29 23:44
  • Qxpm

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