Samsung Wins "Device Manufacturer of the Year" and "Best Smartphone" for the Samsung GALAXY S II™ by GSMA
MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Samsung Electronics Canada, the leading supplier of mobile phones in the Canadian marketplace, has been awarded "Device Manufacturer of the Year" and "Best Smartphone" for the Samsung GALAXY S II by the GSMA, an organization that represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry and hosts the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona.
These honours came in acknowledgment of Samsung's innovation in the mobile handset space, their responsiveness to consumer tastes and preferences, and best-in-class products with quality at their core. The "Best Smartphone" award honoured the Samsung GALAXY S II, Samsung's flagship smartphone. The GALAXY S II achieved worldwide sales of over 10 million units in only 5 months, which is quicker than any device in Samsung's history and surpassed over 20 million sales in 10 months.
"Samsung Canada continues to dominate the Canadian handset market with leading market share* including the phenomenal success of the GALAXY S II. We are honored by this award and proud of how this device has changed the way the market and consumers experience mobile technology," said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Mobile Communications at Samsung Canada. "We are thrilled to receive these honours from GSMA and believe that it's a testament to Samsung's innovation, quality products, and attention to consumer preferences. Our ongoing passion for pushing boundaries will continue."
Most recently, Canadians welcomed the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note™, the latest addition to the Galaxy family. Introducing the industry's first all-in-one device, the Galaxy Note is the first smartphone to feature a vivid 5.3" display with Samsung's new S Pen™, a precise instrument that allows users to capture, create and share content and information in new ways. Sleek and stylish, the Galaxy Note delivers the convenience and portability of a smartphone combined with the power of a tablet, allowing for mobile productivity - anytime, anywhere.
To experience the Galaxy Note firsthand, consumers can visit a Samsung Galaxy Studio, in variety of cities across Canada. Bringing the best of creativity, including on-site caricature artists the Galaxy Note Studios showcase the unique capabilities of the device including applications that are exclusively available on the device.
- Sunridge Mall - March 1-4, 2012
- Park Royal, March 1-4, 2012
- Square One - March 1-4, 2012
- Rockland Centre - March 1-4, 2012
For information on locations and dates please visit www.facebook.com/GalaxyNote
*According to data from Strategy Analytics
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Canada delivers unrivalled consumer experiences. Samsung enables Canadians to pursue their passions by offering abroad range of award-winning digital consumer electronics, IT, telecommunications and home appliance products. The Canadian arm upholds Samsung's global mission to provide consumers with innovative digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology, quality, features, performance and value. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, Samsung has become one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #17 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand "100 Best Global Brands" and was named as one of Fast Company's "50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011."
For more information, please visit www.samsung.ca.
For further information:
Brenna Eller, North Strategic
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