Global Mobile Awards 2009: tahun ini tanpa Sony Ericsson di Kategori Best Mobile Handset or Device

Posted: 25 January 2009 in General, News, Other Mobile Phones, Sony Ericsson
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Untuk pertama kalinya sejak tahun 2004, Global Mobile Awards (sebelumnya dikenal dengan nama GSM Awards) tahun ini tanpa kehadiran Sony Ericsson di Category 3 : Best Mobile Handset or Device, bahkan tidak masuk dalam daftar nominasi sekalipun.

Pada tanggal 21 Januari 2009 lalu, GSM Association mengumumkan nominasi untuk Global Mobile Awards yang terdiri dari 7 kategori utama. Di antara ke-7 kategori tersebut, Category 3 — yaitu Best Mobile Handset or Device — selalu menjadi yang paling menarik perhatian banyak orang. Bahkan ponsel yang memenangkan award untuk kategori ini dapat mengalami peningkatan penjualan karena memegang predikat “terbaik” dari asosiasi GSM sedunia.

Sejak diselenggarakannya Global Mobile Awards mulai tahun 2002, produk ponsel Sony Ericsson terhitung pernah memenangkan penghargaan ini sebanyak 4 kali yaitu :

  • Tahun 2004 :  Sony Ericsson T610 sebagai the Best Mobile Handset or Device
  • Tahun 2005 : Sony Ericsson V800 sebagai the Best 3GSM Mobile Handset or Device
  • Tahun 2007 : Sony Ericsson K800 sebagai the Best 3GSM Mobile Handset or Device
  • Tahun 2008 : Sony Ericsson W910 sebagai the Best Mobile Handset or Device

Untuk tahun ini, 5 nominator untuk Category 3 – Best Mobile Handset or Device adalah :

  1. Nokia E71
  2. T-Mobile G1
  3. INQ1
  4. BlackBerry Storm 9500
  5. LG KS360

Photo-photo dari kelima nominator tersebut (sesuai urutan di atas) bisa dilihat di bawah ini :

Nokia E71

Nokia E71

T-Mobile G1

T-Mobile G1



Blackberry Storm 9500

LG KS360

LG KS360

Berikut ini adalah berita dari situs GSM World mengenai pengumuman para finalis Global Mobile Award 2009 :

GSMA announces Finalists for the 14th Global Mobile Awards

Shortlist for the Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition – EMEA Tournament also revealed

21 January 2009, London, UK: The GSMA today announced the finalists for the 14th Annual Global Mobile Awards, as well as the competitors for the EMEA leg of the annual Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition. The overall winners will be announced and recognised during the GSMA’s annual gala dinner at the spectacular National Palace in Barcelona on the evening of Tuesday 17th February. The ceremony is one of the highlights of the GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s leading event for the mobile communications industry, which will be held 16-19 February in Barcelona.

“Our congratulations go to all the nominees in this year’s Global Mobile Awards and Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition,” said Rob Conway, CEO and Member of the Board of the GSMA. “Mobile communications continue to drive social, economic and technological developments, and this becomes even more critical in the uncertain economic environment we’re living in.  To have been shortlisted from the impressive, high-quality field of more than 450 companies that entered is a tremendous achievement, and we look forward to celebrating the innovation and ingenuity of our winners at the Global Mobile Awards evening next month.”

The awards ceremony will be hosted by the rising star of British comedy, Michael McIntyre, and the evening will feature exclusive performances and special guest appearances from leaders in the mobile and entertainment industries.

For the Global Mobile Awards, the GSMA’s judging panels reviewed more than 450 submissions to select 80 finalists across 16 categories. Categories range from ‘Best Mobile Handset’ to a host of mobile entertainment awards for games, music and video, advertising and social networking services. New categories this year also include ‘Best Mobile Money Service’ and the ‘Green Mobile Awards’.

The EMEA leg and final stage of the GSMA’s 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition will also take place at the Mobile World Congress, where 15 nominees will compete in five categories ranging from ‘Most Innovative True Mobile Start Up’ to ‘Most Innovative Consumer Application or Service’. The finalists will pitch their presentations to a panel of senior executives from mobile operators, industry suppliers and venture capitalists.  The two winners from the EMEA leg will then compete against finalists from the Americas, Asia and Virtual tournaments for the title of ‘2009 GSMA Mobile Innovation Global Award Champion’. The winner will also be announced at the Global Mobile Awards dinner on Tuesday 17th February.

The Platinum sponsor of the Global Mobile Awards is Qualcomm, and category sponsors include: A.T. Kearney (Green Mobile category), Purple labs (Best Mobile Handset category), Movius (Marketing & Promotion category), HiT (Mobile Entertainment category), and the Government of Catalunya (Mobile Innovation category & host sponsor).

View the 2009 Global Mobile Awards nominations at:

For full details of the Global Mobile Awards and to book your place, please visit:

For more information on the Mobile Innovation Marketplace and to view the 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition EMEA nominations, please visit:

For full details of the 2009 Mobile World Congress, please visit:

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry.  Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites more than 750 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as 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

For more information please contact:
GSM Association
Matt Simmons

Daftar Nominasi untuk seluruh kategori adalah :

Category 1 Mobile Entertainment

Category 1a Best Mobile Game

  • gameloft: Real Football 2009
  • Digital: Chocolate AvaPeeps: FlirtNation
  • MTS: MTS-City
  • Turkcell: MobiWar
  • CAPCOM: Biohazard 4 Mobile Edition

Category 1b Best Mobile Music or Video Service

  • mBlox: Myxer Music Tool Kit
  • Sony Ericsson: PlayNow
  • BBC: iPlayer on Mobile
  • Bharti Airtel: On-Demand Service
  • Shazam Entertainment: Shazam on iPhone

Category 1c Best Mobile Advertising Service

  • Vodafone Spain: Mobile Marketing Discovery Programme
  • Telstra: Telstra Mobile Codes
  • cellcity: DC2Go
  • Microsoft Ad Funded: Windows Live Messenger Mobile Client
  • Turkcell: Tonla Kazan

Category 1d Best Mobile TV Service

  • Telstra: Mobile FOXTEL™ from Telstra and BigPond TV
  • MobiTV: MobiTV
  • Yota: Yota TV
  • MediaFLO USA and AT&T: FLO TV – AT&T Mobile TV
  • Vodafone Netherlands: Vodafone TV

Category 2 – Mobile Services

Category 2a Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service

  • Vodafone: Vodafone Global Enterprise Limited
  • mFormation: mFormation Enterprise Manager (MEM)
  • Dexterra: Concert. Mobile Platform
  • Logmein: Rescue+Mobile
  • Vodafone: Mobile Broadband via the phone

Category 2b Best Mobile Internet Service

  • Blue Lion Mobile: Qeep
  • Nokia: Nokia Sports Tracker
  • Bharti Airtel: Airtel Job Search
  • Volantis Systems:
  • Palringo: instant messaging service on mobile

Category 2c – Best Mobile Money Service

  • Safaricom: M-PESA
  • Bharti Telesoft: Mobiquity mBanking
  • Monitise International: MONILINK
  • Total Access Communications: ATM SIM
  • Bharti Airtel: Financial Inclusion Service – Banking the UnBanked

Category 3 Best Mobile Handset or Device

  • Nokia: Nokia E71
  • T-Mobile: T-Mobile G1
  • INQ: INQ1
  • RIM: BlackBerry Storm 9500
  • LG: LG KS360

Category 4 Marketing & Promotion

Category 4a Best Broadcast Commercial

  • Bharti Airtel: Breaking Barriers
  • AT&T Mobility: The internet can’t hide
  • KT Freetel: SHOW
  • Vodafone: Summer Roaming Campaign
  • Smart: Bring Me Along

Category 4b Best Mobile Brand Campaign

  • Samsung: Everything in One Touch
  • R/GA London: Nokia Urbanista Diaries
  • IDEA: Cellular Education for all
  • Bharti Airtel: Communications dissolves boundaries
  • AdMob: Land Rover Campaign

Category 5 – Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development

  • Bharti Airtel: Krishi Suchana – joint entry with IFFCO -Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative
  • Nuance Communications: Airtel-T9 India Consumer Vernacular Messaging Campaigns
  • Ericsson: The Millennium Villages Project
  • Map International: Map International
  • Smart Communications: The Infoboard Community Solution

Category 6 –Technology

Category 6a – Best Network Technology Advance

  • Altobridge: Remote Community Solution
  • Alcatel-Lucent: 9900 Wireless Network Guardian
  • Nokia Siemens Networks: Flexi Multimode BTS Software defined HSPA/LTE
  • ZTE: ZXSDR B8200 2G/3G dual mode baseband processor unit and ZXSDR R8860 2G/3G SDR radio head
  • Ericsson: Energy lean BTS

Category 6b – Best Service Delivery Platform

  • Dilithium Networks: Dilithium Content Adapter
  • NewBay Software: LifeCache Social Networking Solution 2.0
  • Funambol: Open source Mobile ’We’ push email and mobile sync
  • ByteMobile: WebGate Service
  • Surfkitchen: Mobile Internet Platform

Category 6c – Best Billing or Customer Care Solution

  • Expert System: COGITO Answers
  • Innopath Software: InnoPath 2 ActiveCare
  • Bharti Airtel: Offer of the Day
  • Bharti Airtel: e-Merge
  • Telefónica O2 UK Limited: O2 Customer Service Wrap and Retention Tools for AppleiPhone 3G in the UK

Category 6d – Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

  • Texas Instruments: DLP Pico Chipset
  • RIM: BlackBerry Storm 9500 SurePress Screen
  • AeroMobile: GSM onboard Aircraft
  • ARM: Cortex-A8 Processor
  • Qualcomm: mirasol Color Display

Category 7b – Green Mobile Award

  • Smart Communications: Alternative Power for Cell Sites program
  • Nokia Siemens Networks: Environmentally Sustainable Business (ESB) initiative
  • Vodafone: Reducing Network Energy Use
  • Alcatel-Lucent: Eco-sustainable Communications Transformation
  • Telenor: Climate Change Programme

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