Mobile Industry Awards shortlists revealed

Mobile Industry Awards shortlists revealed
Senior retail, operator and manufacturer directors came together last week to debate the Mobile Industry Awards 2010 (see shortlists below) and choose the winners.

The manufacturer panel included Jon French (HTC), Steve Fraser (LG), James King (Motorola), John Nichols (Nokia) and casting his vote separately Nathan Vautier (Sony Ericsson). They assessed live presentations from the five shortlisted high street retailers.

The next day David Plumb (O2), Paul Foley (3) and John Doughty (Micro P Mobile) heard presentations from the five nominated dealers. This included a video conference presentation from Barclay Communications, who couldn't make it over from Northern Ireland thanks to the air flight ban.

The retailer panel of Mark Eastham (Carphone Warehouse), Graeme Ford (Phones 4u), David Taylor (Tesco Mobile) and Clive Bayley(Fonehouse) debated five categories.

Still to come is the judging for the two distributor categories by the operator panel, Shop Idol and the Mobile Power50 Person of the Year.

The winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony on Thursday 3 June at The Brewery in central London.

The shortlists

Best Network
O2
Vodafone
Orange

Best Manufacturer
RIM (BlackBerry)
HTC
LG
Nokia
Samsung

Phone of the Year
Apple iPhone 3GS
BlackBerry Bold 9700
HTC HD2
HTC Hero
Nokia X6
Samsung Jet

'Hottest' New Phone for 2010
Google Nexus One
HTC Desire
HTC Legend
Nokia X6
Palm Pre Plus
Samsung Wave
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Sony Ericsson Vivaz

Best High Street Retailer
Carphone Warehouse
O2
Orange
Phones 4u
Vodafone

Best Mobile Broadband
T-Mobile
3
Vodafone

Best MVNO
Lebara Mobile
Tesco Mobile
Virgin Mobile

Best Dealer
Barclay Communications
Jelly Communications
Sprint Communications
Veecom Systems
Voice Mobile

Best Hardware Distributor
Brightpoint
Data Select
HSC
RP Europe
20:20 Mobile

Best Airtime Distributor
Avenir Telecom
Fone Logistics
HSC
Mainline Digital Communications
Written by Mobile Today
Mobile Today

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