According to a round of well-viewed Samsung advertisements, all of those Apple fanboys waiting in line for an iPhone were secretly jealous of the Galaxy S II smartphone.
Now, Apple devotees have even more pieces of Samsung hardware to be secretly jealous of: Samsung won two huge prizes at the Mobile World Congress’ Global Mobile Awards, for Best Smartphone of 2011 (for that Samsung Galaxy S II) as well as Device Manufacturer Of The Year.
First, the GSII: Samsung took home the Best Smartphone award for its fanboy-taunting Galaxy S II, which GMA judges called a ‘phenomenal success around the world (that) has outperformed all its Android rivals and demonstrated the maturity of the ecosystem’.
The Galaxy S II, Samsung’s current flagship phone, was announced in February 2011, at last year’s Mobile World Congress, and released in the United States in September; it went on to become a smashing sales success for the Korean electronics company, selling over 20 million units worldwide as of February 2012.
HTC, meanwhile, was last year`s winner for Device Manufacturer of the Year, though the company ended 2011 with weak quarterly earnings and has announced a broad re-branding strategy for 2012. [Data Source]