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Samsung, Apple, Nokia… Big Winners at MWC

Forget the Oscars, the only February award show that we care about took place at Mobile World Congress this week.

That’s right; the Global Mobile Awards 2012 took place earlier this week, celebrating the best manufacturers, handsets, and software in the mobile world.

The big winners on the night were to be expected, with the biggest names in the world of technology took home the top prizes. So who won what?

Biggest winner: Samsung

The South Korean tech giant had a huge year in 2011, becoming the best-selling smartphone manufacturer in the world (although Apple’s iPhone 4S beat Samsung sales in the final quarter of the year).

Off the back of such a strong year, it was no surprise that Samsung took home the prestigious Device Manufacturer of the Year award.

But that wasn’t all. Samsung also picked up the Best Smartphone award for the excellent Galaxy S2. Beating the iPhone 4S to take home the top prize, the Galaxy S2 has sold more than 20 million units worldwide.

Apple not left out

It may have missed out to its bitter rival in two of the big categories at the Global Mobile Awards, but Apple still walked away with one of the top prizes.

The US tech giant took home the Best Mobile Tablet award for the iPad 2, beating the likes of the Galaxy Tab, the Kindle Fire and the Eee Pad Transformer.

Best in show: Nokia

As it continues its assault on the smartphone market, Nokia garnered praise for its innovative new device – the Nokia 808 Pure View.

This exciting phone, which features a whopping 41MP camera, was declared the best mobile device at MWC this year.

Despite losing out to bigger rivals in other categories, Nokia will be pleased to grab the best device award at an MWC that saw some very impressive new technology. Could this be a sign of things to come?