The GSMA announced nominees for the 17th annual Global Mobile Awards. The winners will be presented on Tuesday, 28th February at the GSMA Mobile World Congress. In total, 158 nominees have been shortlisted.

For 2012, the GSMA introduced 18 new awards, with notable developments in categories such as ‘Apps of the Year’, ‘Mobile Innovation’, ‘Mobile Marketing and Advertising’, and ‘Social and Economic Development’. In addition, the ‘Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at the Mobile World Congress’ will be selected from those on show at the annual mobile event.

Here are the nominees:

Best smartphone
Apple iPhone 4S
HTC Desire S
Nokia Lumia 800
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Samsung Galaxy S II

Best Feature or Entry Level Phone
Nokia C2-03
Nokia C3-00
Nokia C3-01
Samsung Ch@t 335 (Samsung S3350)

Best Mobile Tablet
Acer Iconia Tab A500/501
Amazon Kindle Fire
Apple iPad 2
Asus Eee Pad Transformer
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Best Consumer Application
Facebook Messenger
Talking Tom Cat 2
Angry Birds Rio
Blast Monkeys
Hanging With Friends

Best Enterprise Application
Cisco AnyConnect
Citrix Receiver
Share Plus: SharePoint Mobile Client

Best Application – jury selection
Google Maps

Most Innovative Application
Google Wallet
Thrutu (TM)
Shazam App
SwiftKey X

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