Apple iPhone 4 bags Best Mobile Device award
Amidst all speculations and debates centered on the heating competition between Google’s Android and the iOS, the recently held Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, Spain, saw a rather unexpected candidate steal away the prestigious Best Mobile Device award.
Apple iPhone 4, which was up against numerous other leviathan brands such as Sony, LG Electronics, HTC, Samsung and Ericsson, was declared the best mobile device amidst such major competitors and the judgment was primarily based on iPhone’s features that had never been experienced before.
With Google’s Android receiving widespread recommendation as the best operating system (OS) for most smartphone devices, it was indeed a cherishable moment for Apple.
HTC bags best Device Manufacturer award
Numerous technology blogs reporting the major success have quoted AppleInsider, who stated that the judges liked iPhone 4 because of a “great screen, sharp design, fantastic materials, and phenomenal ecosystem for app developers. In a tight race, the iPhone 4 builds on the success of its predecessors to set the pace for smartphones.”
In a separate battle, HTC, the Taiwanese company, bagged the award for Device Manufacturer of the Year and was largely lauded by the judges for having come up from nowhere and built its global image.
Daniel Eran Dilger, reporting for AppleInsider said, “The event, a major confab of the mobile industry, has been virtually ignored by Apple in much the same way as the more general Consumer Electronics Show held in January.”
Dilger also said, “Apple not only fails to show at both events, but also appears to leak news or hold press events of its own that tend to overshadow the announcements of competing firms.”
Would the Antennagate fiasco affect?
Despite the recent Antennagate fiasco, wherein the company shut its door on the sale of iPhone 4, there are a good 90 percent of iPhone 4 users who feel satisfied with its service, nullifying any chances that its popularity among users may dwindle.