GSMA Reveals Asia Mobile Awards Winners

The GSM Association (GSMA) has announced the winners of the Asia Mobile Awards 2009, as well as the winners of the Mobile Innovation Grand Prix Asia Tournament, which was contested this week at the Mobile Asia Congress in Hong Kong, China.
The Asia Mobile Awards were created by the GSMA as a platform to showcase leadership and diversity for mobile content, products and services across Asia. This years Awards attracted more than 100 entries from operators, vendors and the broad value chain from across the mobile industry that provide products and services that are commercially available in at least one Asian market. For the first time, this years winners will also be shortlisted for the Global Mobile Awards, which take place next year at the GSMAs Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
These awards reflect the strong growth of mobile communications in Asia, says GSMA CEO, Rob Conway. In the last year alone, mobile connections in the region have risen by 370 million, and this growth is driven by innovative new services, applications and ever richer mobile content. These awards recognise the leaders, pioneers and innovators that are making this happen. Our congratulations to the winners, and our thanks to all those who participated.

The winners of the Asia Mobile Awards 2009 are:

Best Mobile Game
Gameloft – Hero of Sparta
Best Mobile Music Service

Singapore Telecom Mobile – SingTel AMPed
Best Mobile TV or Video Service

Telegent Systems – Telegent Free-to-Air Mobile TV/TLG1120 Mobile TV Receiver
Best Mobile Advertising or Marketing
Smart Communications and Unilever AXE – AXE on Phone
Best Mobile Enterprise Application Product or Service
Orascom Telecom Bangladesh – Banglalink Jigyasha
Best Mobile Internet Service

Geodesic – Mundu IM
Best Mobile Money Service
Smart Communications – Smart Moneys expanded mobile-based security feature for online purchases
Mobile Money for the Unbanked Award

Smart Communications – Smart Islands Activation Program (IAP)
The Green Mobile Award
Grameenphone and Huawei – Building a Greener Mobile Network

Best Mobile Broadband Handset/Device
Nokia – N97 Mini

The Mobile Innovation Grand Prix competition was created by the GSMA with the primary goal of showcasing promising entrepreneurs from small and medium-sized companies bringing innovative new products and services to market. Two overall winners, Altobridge and Sentry Wireless, have won a trip to compete for the Mobile Innovation Grand Prix title, part of the GSMAs Global Mobile Awards, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2010.
Theres more information about the GSMA's Asia Mobile Awards here. And about the Mobile Innovation Grand Prix competition and Mobile Innovation programme here.