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MWC 2011 Awards iPhone 4 Best Mobile Device

Well as you probably know during Mobile World Congress, they usually slap a few awards around to those they consider deserving and this years MWC event isn’t any different with the GSMA awarding the phone of the year award to none other than to Apple’s darling smartphone.

According to an article over on Daily iPhone Blog the GSMA have named the iPhone 4 as the device of the year, with judges commenting that the iPhone 4 has a ” Great screen, sharp design, fantastic materials, and phenomenal ecosystem for app developers. In a tight race, the iPhone 4 built on the success of its predecessors to set the pace for smart phones.”

Which doesn’t really surprise anyone I bet. The award for device manufacturer of the year though went to HTC and the judges commented that the HTC desire ” set the bar for Android phones across much of the world in 2010. Packed with great features, this is an enduring product that has performed consistently well.”

The Best Mobile App award went to Rovio/Clickgamer/ Chillingo for you’ve guessed it…Angry Birds, with the judges commenting, ” This is an application that is simple, intuitive, incredibly addictive, and perfect for “snacking” consumption. It has underlined the importance of the applications market, and helped raise the credibility of small independent developers outside the mainstream.”

App of the year on the iOS platform again went to Angry Birds while the App of the year on the Android platform went to Google Maps.