Samsung wins best smartphone and manufacturer of the year

Round of applause for Samsung please… it’s just been named Device Manufacturer of the Year at the Global Mobile Awards. The Galaxy S II also walked away with “Best Smartphone”.

The awards took place in Spain during the recent Mobile World Congress and the winners are pretty much those you’d expect. Angry Birds Rio won best Mobile App for Consumers, Whatsapp received the Best Overall App award, Google Maps for Android was awarded Best Consumer Mobile Service and the iPad 2 won Best Mobile Tablet.

It seems only fitting that Samsung and their Galaxy S II should join the ranks – the company sold over 10 million units in the first 5 months after the phone was released, and more than 20 million in the first 10 months. In case you were wondering what happened to Apple’s smartphone, the iPhone 4 won the award last year.

“The GALAXY S II has set a new standard for smartphones, taking speed, screen and content to a whole new level,” said the President of Samsung’s IT & Mobile Communications Division, JK Shin.

“Building on the phenomenal success of the original Samsung GALAXY S, we are honoured by this award and proud of how this device has changed the way the market and consumers experience mobile technology.”



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