This year’s Mobile World Congress has been action-packed, with a plethora of new handsets sporting an array of exciting qualities from quad-core chips to incredible inbuilt cameras and projectors!
In all likelihood you’ve spent the last few days admiring the new smartphones’ designs, specs or affordability. But with so many to choose between, including the high-end ZTE Era, Samsung Galaxy Beam, Nokia 808 PureView, Sony Xperia P and Huawei Ascend D Quad, as well as more modest mobiles like the Huawei Ascend G300 and Nokia Asha 302 – how do you decide which model is for you?
Well, it could be argued that the newly unveiled devices are award winners but HTC and Nokia have actually scooped awards for their smartphones!
Combining quad-core power with Ice Cream Sandwich software with ImageSense Camera with HTC Sense 4 with more, means the One X is a phone that demands attention. The build-up to MWC didn’t disappoint when the powerful HTC phone was finally unveiled – except, of course, if you were fond of its earlier names!
Nokia has also had an excellent MWC, winning 3 awards. The Nokia Lumia 610 was given the “Best Budget Smartphone” by Laptop Magazine and “Best In Show” by Tom’s Hardware.
The most affordable handset in Nokia’s Lumia range of Windows Phone devices, the 601 model was introduced alongside its bigger brother, Lumia 900.
The company also won an award for its C3-00 handset, scooping the “Best Feature Phone or Entry Level Phone” at the GSMA Awards 2012 in Barcelona. The C2-03 and C3-01 phones were also nominated for this prize.
Blanca Juti, VP for Mobile Phones Product Marketing told Nokia Conversations: “It feels awesome to win this award on behalf of Nokia and the team. C3 has been an amazing baby and in a way he is like the forefather of the whole Nokia Asha range.
“I’m so excited that we have won the recognition from the GSMA and the judges, so it’s a delightful thing. And it’s great for our products going forward, because the Nokia Asha 302 we launched yesterday is pretty much the successor to to C3 which has had an amazing run in the market.”
Laptop Magazine crowned a few other winners at MWC 2012, including the “Best Accessory” award which went to the Sony SmartDock for the Xperia P, and “Best Enabling Technology” which was given to Nvidia Tegra 3 for smartphones.