The best products of the MWC (Mobile World Congress) show in Barcelona have been announced, at a ceremony hosted by actor and comedian Stephen Fry.
Entertaining the large crowd, Stephen Fry said: "welcome ladies, gentlemen and assorted media scum… occasionally a delight can become a thrill… on a few occasions a thrill becomes a joy. But how often does a joy become an erotic frenzy. For me to be here is the summit of my entire life. This place is my Mecca, Jeruselum, my Wembley Stadium… my lyceum all rolled into one. I feel that I have come home."
Fry continued confirmed his well-known credentials as a dedicated geek saying: "I have spent more time watching progress bars than I have actually in bars. And if that isn't the definition of sad I don't know what is."
He praised Apple, although the firm did not attend the Mobile World Congress Show, "I have never made my admiration of Apple a secret" said Fry "they are the elephant in this room. I admire Apple's success insomuch as it inspires others. It causes the whole ecosphere to adapt, adopt, and excel."
Stephen Fry then proceeded to host the awards as the winners were announced.
The full list of awards and winners announced were:
Best mobile services
Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service
Winner: RIM Blackberry Enterprise Server v 5.0
Best Mobile Internet Service
Adaffix - Yellix Caller ID
Best Mobile Money Service
Safaricom - M-PESA
Best Network Technology Advance
Best Billing and Customer Care Solution
Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough
Orange Mobile High Definition (HD) Voice
Best Use Of Mobile for Social and Economic Development
Grameen Foundation, MTN Aganda and Google
Best Mobile Money for the Unbanked Service
Mobile Advertising & Marketing
Best Mobile Location Based Advertising Campaign
R/GA Nokia viNe
Mobile Innovation Grand Prix
Green Mobile Awards
Best Green Programme, Product or Initiative
VNL, Solar Powered GSM Base Station
Green Network Award
Mocambique Celular S.A.R.L (mcel), Eco Naturalmente
Best Mobile Game
Iricon - The Last City - fight for your life
Best Mobile Music Service
Odyssey Music Group - Deezer
Best Mobile TV or Video Service
CBS Mobile - TV.com Mobile App
Handsets and Devices
Best Mobile Connected Device (non-handsets)
Novatel Wireless MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
Mobile Personality of the Year Award
Steve Jobs, Co founder of Apple