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Nokia grabs multiple awards at MWC, including 'Best Low-cost Smartphone'

GSMA today unveiled winners of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The ceremony itself was hosted by British actor and comedian James Corden. It's news to us all as Nokia came away with multiple awards.

With the company announcing a new family of Android products, alongside a new plan of action to increase the adoption rate of Windows Phone, it's positive to see Nokia be named in the ceremony.

The Nokia 105 took away 'Best Entry-level or Featurephone', while the Lumia 520 was awarded the 'Best Low-cost Smartphone' (sub $150). It's no secret that the Lumia 520 has been a hit with smartphone owners. The Windows Phone has taken off in numerous markets and has helped Nokia effectively dominate the platform ecosystem.

Nokia 105 and Lumia 520 take awards

But Nokia didn't win awards for just mobile devices. The company (Nokia Solutions and Networks) was joined by O2 UK (Telefonica) for 'Best Mobile Infrastructure' for iSON. There is still the 'Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2014' to be handed out, which will take place on Thursday 27th. The shortlist for this award will be announced on Wednesday.

Image credit: Doug Dawson

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

65 Comments
  • Irony.
  • Nope.
  • More like icony
  • Now how about we Xterminate that Nokia X series?? ;)
  • Or how about after using those x series for couple of month and give them win8.1 update via ota;-)
  • What about missing capacitive and hardware buttons?
  • He meant Windows Phone 8.1.
  • What about missing capacitive and hardware buttons?
    WP 8.1 won't need them, and MS has already announced that WP 8.1 will run on unmodified Android hardware.
  • Good idea lol!
  • That would be AWESOME!!!
  • I don't think the xseries is all that bad. With android dominating the market, Nokia should get in the mix and make some money too. As long as google services are absent from those phones its fine by me.
  • "As long as google services are absent from those phones its fine by me."                                                           ^                                                       THIS
  • Indeed though I am glad to see Lumia getting some shine :)
  • Way to go
  • Congratulations to nokia team. +520
  • Hope better nxt yr
  • Next year there won't be no Nokia
  • So there will be Nokia? ;)
  • Saw what you did there Rock lol
  • Or who knows next year their will be some Nokia android instead of Lumia....
  • There already is.. No need to wait til next year :P
  • It's called Nokia X. It was announced yesterday. You're welcomed.
  • Way to go.....
  • They should celebrate...by making a Lumia 520 that allows more than 8gb onboard storage. I'd really like to have room for my apps AND external storage for my music, pics and video
  • Then wait a month for 8.1
  • Yeah its a blast then
  • just wait for 8.1 update then we can move apps to sd
  • Just a slight correction, Rich. James Corden is neither an actor or a comedian, he's just a cunt. Hope that clears that up.
  • loooool
  • Hehehee :D
  • Well,that escalated quickly :D
  • Agreed
  • Hahahahaha!
  • Nokia Surface is next
  • U stole my words. Never mind
  • I was thinking the same thing.
  • James Corden... Anyone remember him doing the ads for Windows Phone and how much he loved it. Well he hosted the Brits this year and took a selfie on stage with Prince with his iPhone!!! (Just do a search for James Corden Prince selfie and look for yourselves). What a real shame!!!
  • Unlike the gorgeous Holly Willoughby who still has hers (according to her twitter ident) but also has an iPad..
  • Ahhhh.... Holly....
  • 520 reasons why they should have stuck to making even better cheaper 520's. This X crap is just going to confuse and they look childish
  • Now they should decreae the price of 525 as even android trying to make more cheap devices. If they cannot should decrease by a bog margin then they should keep some buyback offers on 525.
  • last award lol, maybe we will not be seeing them next year anymore
  • Off subject, sorry Sam, but is anyone experiencing out of this world data usage with their 1520?
    I have had my data turned completely off since the beginning of my billing cycle and I've used 2gb of data in 3 days.... I had this problem last month and AT&T had to refund me $100.. But, changing out my SIM card obviously didn't work... Anyone else having this problem❔
  • Try uninstalling all the apps. And then install them back one by one.
  • Well, dam!! It's been like this since day one.. These are all of the apps that I had on my 920, and I never had this problem.. And, wouldn't others be having similar issues?... I only have popular apps installed.
  • Switch carriers when you can. You're dealing with crooks if that's happening with your data turned OFF.
  • Huuuummmmmm.........
  • "Have you tried switching the device off then back on?"
  • Yes.. It's nothing that simple. Thanks.
  • What does the fox... sorry, Data sense say?? Or is it data sense that gives you that number? Mobile data, when turned off, shall not use anything at all. Unless some At&t app can override the system... Or NSA....
    Beware Rodney ;)
  • AT&T? Data sense?... Lol❔... I wish.
  • Take that Moto G!
  • Which makes the 'X' make even less sense.  :-/
  • They also won the awards for "dumbest possible strategic decision 2014" and "most alienated fanbase in the shortest possible time ever" - congratulations for those! On a more serious note: Kudos for the 520, great achievement, beautiful phone... glad you didn't learn from that.
  • Nokia is tearin' it up nigga!
  • I see.
  • ICON is shit though
  • I bet they'll get the top award for their android phone just to troll their new masters.
  • The HTC One won the award for the best smartphone...
  • I bet iPhone won best camera....
  • I have a 520 as my side phone and the constant resuming of apps after going to the home screen is a bit annoying but for 60 dollars you couldn't beat it!
  • LOL irony, I think its saying something.
  • Congrats Nokia :D
  • Excellent, and Nokia will win it again next year with its droid X range!
  • Nokia will be in next year MCW, don't forget that the X is a 2014 device... But, hum... No, I don't see any awards coming next year.