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GSMA Announces Winners of the 15th Annual Global Mobile Awards.

BARCELONA, Spain -- The GSMA announced the winners of the coveted Global Mobile Awards at the 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This year the new two-part format comprised an afternoon awards presentation hosted by writer, actor and self-confessed technophile Stephen Fry, followed by an evening celebration party where winners were entertained with a showcase set from one of the world's most famous and successful bands, Duran Duran.

"A remarkable 500 entries from across the global mobile ecosystem were submitted this year, all of an extremely high calibre, and the winners should be incredibly proud of their achievements," said Rob Conway, CEO and Member of the Board, GSMA. "The demand for new ways to use mobile technology continues to evolve and accelerate at a breathtaking speed, and it is genuinely inspiring to see such inventive thinking and exciting ideas showcased at Mobile World Congress."

The awards presentation included the winners of 19 categories, covering Mobile Marketing and Advertising, Best Mobile Contribution to Social and Economic Development, the Green Mobile Awards, Mobile Personality of the Year, Mobile Innovation and Mobile Entertainment and at the evening event two highlight awards were presented, the Best Mobile Handset and the Chairman's Award for outstanding contribution to the growth and success of the mobile industry.
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Mobile Innovation Grand Prix

The global final of the GSMA's Mobile Innovation Grand Prix competition, part of the Global Mobile Awards, took place today at the Mobile World Congress. The Mobile Innovation Grand Prix competition showcases promising entrepreneurs from small and medium-sized companies bringing innovative new products, services and applications to market. Over the past year, four regional tournaments have taken place around the world and two finalists from each tournament competed today for the Mobile Innovation Grand Prix title. The winner, announced by Stephen Fry at today's awards presentation, is:

* Ubidyne (US) for Antenna Embedded Radio[TM]

The Best Mobile Handset award is sponsored by Myriad, and the entertainment for the Congress Party & Awards Celebration party is sponsored by INQ Mobile. The Platinum sponsor for the Mobile Innovation Grand Prix competition is the Generalitat de Catalunya. RIM and Qualcomm also sponsor the Mobile Innovation Grand Prix competition and feed winning innovators from their own in-house competitions into the regional tournaments.

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators, as well as more than 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 Mobile World Live, the new online portal for the mobile communications industry, at www.mobileworldlive.com or the GSMA corporate website at www.gsmworld.com.
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