2013 Global Mobile Awards winners announced at Mobile World Congress

For those not in the know, the Mobile World Congress 2013 event has been happening over in Barcelona, where GSMA just announced the 18th Annual Global Mobile award winners. This was followed by an honor ceremony hosted by David Walliams, writer, actor, and comedian. Other individuals also made an appearance, including sponsor reps from Telmap, McAfeee, and Myriad.

In addition, CNBC, Time, and Fortune media partners co-presented the awards and joined Walliams on stage, as did GSMA's CEO and the judging panel. In addition to the Global Mobile awards, GSMA also announced Government Leadership Awards, which gives governments from around the globe recognition for mobile technology leadership and innovation.

While the complete list of Global Mobile winners is too long to detail, some notable award designations among them include "Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device" to Samsung for its GALAXY Camera, "Best Mobile App for Consumers" to Facebook, "Best Smartphone" to the Samsung Galaxy S3, "Device Manufacturer of the Year" to Samsung, and "Best Mobile Tablet" to ASUS/Google for the Nexus 7. Samsung was by far the runaway winner, having also received several awards not listed above.

Said GSMA's CEO John Hoffman, "Through these awards, we are proud to shine the light on the mobile industry's many innovators and leaders, from all corners of the world. This year's new categories reflected the industry's reach into many new sectors and we received more than 600 high-quality entries from across the mobile ecosystem. We would like to congratulate all Global Mobile Awards winners and thank the many hundreds of companies and organisations that support these awards by entering each year."

[via PR Newswire]