Sunday, October 23, 2011

GSMA's 17th Global Mobile Awards 2012

The GSMA's 17th Global Mobile Awards

Honouring excellence and innovation in mobile communications, the GSMA is delighted to announce the call for entries to the 17th Annual Global Mobile Awards.

The path to winning the communication industry’s most coveted prizes begins here, and culminates at the Mobile World Congress on Tuesday 28th February 2012, in Barcelona, Spain.

The GSMA is introducing some key new enhancements for the 2012 awards. Reflecting the explosion in demand for a world of mobile applications, this begins with new categories for “Apps of the Year” that will be determined by user choice and judged on statistical evidence of global downloads & usage, as well as ‘Best App’, determined by our independent judging panel of experts. A fourth, ‘Most Innovative App category’ that is open for entries/submissions.

We are also introducing specific categories for “Best Smartphone”, “Best Feature phone” and a brand new “Best Tablet” category as part of the Best Mobile Handset & Devices Awards. In addition to recognition of the Best Handsets and Devices of 2011, our panel of Judges will also search for, and select the very best and most promising Handsets and Devices on show at the Mobile World Congress in 2012.

The 2012 Awards also feature updates and new categories to reflect the broad and constantly evolving mobile eco-system; such as new awards within Mobile Advertising and Marketing alongside the Mobile Innovation Awards focused on the convergence of mobile with the vertical sectors of health, transport/ automotive & utilities, education, publishing and mobile money sectors, plus a special category for embedded consumer devices.
There are also expanded Technology and Social & Economic categories, the latter including new awards for “Best Use of Mobile in Emergency Situations” and for “Best Products and Services for Women in Emerging Markets”.
Scam Warning
Important Information

There are many people and groups that attempt to obtain your money or personal information inappropriately through fraudulent means. Often, these people and groups misrepresent who they are in an effort to deceive you about the legitimacy of what they are claiming.

Sometimes, although not always, they will claim that you have won a lottery or sweepstakes and ask that you send them money so that they can release your supposed winnings to you. In such a situation, you should be very careful and fully investigate any and all claims before you send any money.

Please be aware that there are many scams that use SMS / e-mail in an attempt to defraud people using methods similar to these, and we warn strongly against your responding to this type of SMS / e-mail without rigorous investigation to establish whether it is of a genuine nature.

Generally, you should treat unsolicited communication (e-mail, phone & letters) that offer financial gain with extreme suspicion; be aware that legitimate lotteries rarely, if ever, ask for a fee to release your winnings; you should not pay any requested fee in advance without fully investigating the matter; and you should not provide banking details or other sensitive financial information in response to emails, phone inquiries and letters without a thorough investigation.

At the moment someone is sending notices to people, falsely claiming that the recipients have won a lottery. These notices falsely claim to be from the GSMA and even have the name and contact information of GSMA employees.

These notices are completely fraudulent, cleverly designed to trick people into sending money for prizes they will never receive. GSMA is NOT RUNNING a sweepstakes and has never asked anyone to wire money to redeem a prize.
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