GSMA announces 2011 Global Mobile Awards open

The GSMA announced today that the Global Mobile Awards 2011 are now open for entry.

The Global Mobile Awards, which recognise excellence, achievement and innovation within the mobile communications industry, will be presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 15th. Award winners will also be acknowledged at the Mobile World Congress celebration party to be held that evening.

The GSMA has launched additional awards for 2011 to address new developments in the mobile industry, and has also revised the entry and judging process for select awards. A new category, ‘Global Mobile App Awards’, has been introduced and will be divided into two sub-categories: ‘Apps of the Year’, with five awards determined by user choice and statistical analysis(*); and a ‘Judges’ Choice – Best App’ award, with the winner selected by a panel of independent experts.

Nominations for the ‘Best Mobile Handset/Device’ and ‘Mobile Device Manufacturer of the Year’ will also be chosen by a panel of industry experts rather than through the traditional online entry process, with the aim of accurately reflecting global market trends in device innovation and leadership.

The Global Mobile Awards 2011 can be entered online at and nominations close on Monday,  November 22nd. Entries are open to companies across the entire mobile ecosystem.

The GSMA’s Mobile World Congress 2011 will be held February 14th-17th in Barcelona.