Mobile World Congress 2012 awards
The annual event, which took place in Barcelona from Feb. 27 to March 1, featured the newest handsets from most of the global major players.
Best smartphone - Samsung Galaxy S II
Its sleek design and superior multimedia capabilities led it to become the most awarded smartphone in 2011, judges said. Samsung snatched the award from Apple with its iPhone 4 winning last year. The South Korean tech giant also won Device Manufacturer of the Year.
Best mobile tablet – Apple iPad 2
If the iPhone set the standards for smartphones, the iPads 1 and 2 raised the bar for tablets, judges said. "A unanimous choice for a tablet that has defined the market and dominated sales."
Apple has created buzz despite not attending the show.
Best new mobile handset, device or tablet – Nokia Pureview
Nokia introduced Nokia 808 Pureview, a smartphone with a whopping 41-megapixel camera system. This has put Nokia ahead in the current race as there are hardly any camera phones that can capture better quality images.
Best mobile app for consumers - Angry Birds Rio
What happens when everybody’s favorite fierce fowl get
caged and shipped to Rio? They get very angry! As introduced by the Finnish company Rovio Entertainment, Angry Birds, the physics-based gameplay recorded 700 million downloads across all platforms and expected to top 1 billion this year, according to Guardian News.