Thomas Husson [Posted by Thomas Husson]


UnfortunateIy winners’ names will only be announced at the Mobile World Congress Gala Dinner Awards night on Tuesday 17th February 2009, at the National Palace in Barcelona, Spain.

This year again I was honoured to be a judge in the Global Mobile Awards in the Mobile Entertainment Category. The 5 finalists/nominees in each category have just been officially announced today by the GSMA:

Best Mobile Music or Video Service:

Bharti Airtel On-Demand Service
Shazam on iPhone
BBC iPlayer on mobile
M-Blox MyMixer Music Tool kit
Sony Ericsson PlayNow

Best Mobile TV service:

MediaFlo FloTV
Vodafone Libertel TV (Netherlands)
Telstra Mobile TV Mobile Foxtel and Big Pond TV (Australia)
Yota TV Service

Best Mobile Advertising Service:

Cellcity: DC2Go (digital city-guide in Singapore)
Turkcell: Tonla Kazan (ad-funded RBT service)

Vodafone Spain: Mobile Music Discovery Programme
Telstra: Mobile Codes (2D bar codes in Australia)
Microsoft: Ad-funded Windows Live Messenger Mobile Client

More details on the judging process here.

Other finalists (incl Best Mobile Handset, Best Mobile Internet services…) in the remaining categories are listed here.

It highlights the constant flow of innovation in the mobile space. Expects lots of interesting announcements in Barcelona next month!

Updated February 18th: the final list of winners is here.