Unfortunately, Apple isn't a part of the on-going mobile device fair
You've seen the best of smartphones and tablets that manufacturers put on display at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 event. Today is its finale, and its time for some honor and recognition for all the hard-working souls of this industry. Apple Insider reports the judges' decision to give the best mobile device award to the Apple iPhone 4. Unfortunately, Apple does not participate in events like the MWC or even the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that happened last month. Nonetheless, the panel commended the iPhone 4 for its best-in-class display, fantastic design and materials used and most importantly, a phenomenal ecosystem for app developers. And we agree, designing for new weird screen resolutions, operating system versions and a wide variety of internal hardware must be putting-off for Android devs.
Next, HTC got its recognition for being that phone maker that "came out of nowhere, and has proven itself to be an exceptionally popular and enduring manufacturer". The HTC Desire was also knighted as the benchmark Android phone for the year 2010.
In the category of apps, Angry Birds bagged the prize of Best Mobile App for its 50 million and above sales. In the Non-Apple Apps genre, RIM's BlackBerry Messenger (affectionately known to users as BBM) got picked.
For Android, Google Maps was selected as the best one, and we couldn't agree more -- its level of map detail and accuracy, as well as unique features like street view and latitude are incomparable. Lastly, Zum Zum the game was appreciated for its proliferation on the Nokia Platform, or what we currently know as the "Burning Platform".