GSMA Announces 13th Annual Global Mobile Award Winners



    BARCELONA, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - The 13th Annual GSMA Global Mobile Awards
proved lucky for some, as the winners were announced last night at a
glittering gala dinner in Barcelona, hosted by international comedian Graham
Norton.
    It was an evening full of stars and surprises, with a special guest
appearance by legendary actor, director and Sundance Institute Founder and
President, Robert Redford, introducing the GSMA's Mobile Entertainment Awards
ahead of his keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress today (Mobile
Backstage, Barcelona 13 February).
    Awards were presented by actor, writer and producer Isabella Rossellini,
Bollywood actress Sherlyn Chopra and, from the music world, Black Eyed Peas
front man will.i.am.
    The 2008 GSMA Global Mobile Awards Winners can be viewed here:
http://www.globalmobileawards.com/winners.shtml
    Congratulating the winners, the GSMA's CEO Rob Conway said: "Each year as
the influence of mobile communications spreads further to enhance more and
more aspects of peoples' lives, the scope of the Awards become greater, and
the competition becomes more intense as a result. Because the mobile world is
such an amazing universe of opportunities, its gravitational forces are
pulling other industries into its realm-internet, finance, advertising, music
and film.
    "Many of tonight's winners reflect that premise, and as we celebrate 20
years since the foundations for global mobile communication were laid, they
demonstrate not only how far we have come, but also the limitless
possibilities of where innovation and inspiration can take us in the years
ahead."
    Winners in the Technology category will be providing presentations of
their successful entries in a special session at the Mobile World Congress
this afternoon (13 February).
    The Global Mobile Awards 2008 are sponsored by Qualcomm. Ericsson and
Verisign are category sponsors.

    About the GSMA:

    The GSM Association (GSMA) is the global trade association representing
more than 700 GSM mobile phone operators across 218 countries and territories
of the world. In addition, more than 200 manufacturers and suppliers support
the Association's initiatives as key partners.
    The primary goals of the GSMA are to ensure mobile phones and wireless
services work globally and are easily accessible, enhancing their value to
individual customers and national economies, while creating new business
opportunities for operators and their suppliers. The Association's members
serve more than 2.5 billion customers - 85% of the world's mobile phone users.

    Source: The GSM Association (GSMA)





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For further information: Mark Smith, David Pringle, GSM Association,
Email:press@gsm.org

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