HTC Wins Device Manufacturer of the Year at Annual Global Mobile Awards


HTC’s won big this year at Mobile World Congress where the GSMA hosted their Global Mobile Awards, an industry awards ceremony highlighting the finest companies in what they do. HTC was chosen for Device Manufacurer of the Year, unsurprisingly.

Peter Chou of HTC was on-hand to accept the award. I think it’s well-deserved for HTC, who was the first manufacturer to give Android a shot and is still leading the Android charge in many ways. They do BrewOS and Windows Phone 7 devices too, but it was Android throughout 2010 that got HTC into the hands of countless mobile phone users everywhere. Read on for full press details.


Device Manufacturer of the Year Award Is Industry’s Top Global Honour

BARCELONA, SPAIN – Mobile World Congress – 16 February, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, has been honoured this week with the highest industry honour as ‘Device Manufacturer of the Year’ by the GSMA at its Global Mobile Awards ceremony in Barcelona. The award follows a year of global momentum for HTC, which saw the launch of a large portfolio of industry leading smartphones such as the HTC Desire. HTC was awarded from a list of three finalists that included Apple and Samsung.

“For HTC to be recognized by the industry in this way for the growth and success we have experienced in the last year is truly humbling. Thousands of people at HTC work tirelessly to create the intuitive and deeply personal smartphone experiences for which we have become known. This award is a measure of their passion and dedication,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “This award also belongs to the tens of millions of customers around the world who enjoy our phones and inspire us each day to create new innovative experiences. To those people, to our partners around the world and to the HTC family, you have my sincere thanks and congratulations.”

The GSMA judges commented, “this company (HTC) has built its market presence from nowhere, with fresh branding and marketing and a strong portfolio of devices across many platforms. In particular, it has proven an exceptionally popular and enduring phone manufacturer. With great communication and good customer service, this is a well-deserved award.”

HTC previously was awarded for the ‘Best Mobile Phone of 2010’ with the HTC Hero.

A committee of judges that include industry analysts and consultants, mobile operators, educators and other industry leaders determines the GSMA Awards. For more information on the 2011 GSMA Global Mobile awards please visit –

About GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media & entertainment organisations.

About HTC

HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit

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  1. Well deserved. Step your game up for 2011 though, we need to see those dual core processors.

  2. Definitely helped raise the bar across the board with their phones

  3. i know HTC makes good phones and really good software support but sometimes i think they are over rated i owned couple htc devices and i would run into problems a lot… mytouch 3g, g1, g2 (especially the mytouch 3g) plus most of their phones now a days looks so much alike i’m not bashing HTC just to let u know just like i said in the first sentence they do make good phones and awesome support comparing to motorola and samsung but i just think they are little bit over rated sometimes

  4. Good job HTC!

    Hopefully we will see your “real” line-up at CTIA

  5. I say samsung should have won this….with their variant galaxy s devices…

  6. All slate devices look alike. This is not a -.
    HTC makes good quality stuff.

  7. I would understand if this was for 2011, but for 2011? From what I saw them announce at MWC, this award is NOT deserved.

  8. err..for 2010*. Change the comment system already Phandroid!

  9. HTC would be a great choice for 2009. But for 2010 it seems pretty fair to say that Samsung took the market by storm. The Galaxy flat-out slaughtered the iPhone for the entire second half of the year.

  10. Well deserved but they won’t win it this year if what we saw at MWC is the best they can do, rehashing old designs with out of date hardware.

  11. David … What makes HTC overrated? They made first android, first 4g phones on the big 4, HTC EVO right now is arguably best phone on market, amazing software, good development community.

  12. Seems to me that they are beginning to slip this year. Maybe they will surprise us later but it sure seems like Motorola and Samsung are ahead of them at the moment.

  13. @Prince

    I agree. If anything, to keep Sammy on track to at least encourage them to continue to follow the path that they are currently on.

    Nothing beats Sammy’s Mobile Device Displays. Super AMOLED(+) are like having a portable Plasma TV in your pocket. Simply Awesome!

  14. HTC deserves this IMO. Anyone saying otherwise should seriously look into how many “firsts” HTC put on the market this past year.

  15. HTC wins by far! Besides can you name a manufacture that supports “open source” development out loud as HTC or simply a company that has actual timeley OS updates? Motorola or Samsung arent even close. & it’s sad to even type this because I am a Motorola Android device owner myself. Next phone will def be an HTC :D

  16. jprovan1… agreed, totally. and I rather enjoy the best device available in the US, the almighty EVO 4G

  17. yes it is hard to look at anything else after seeing the s-amoled screen.

  18. Well Deserved. Unlike makers like Samsung they do not try to make their phones look like a Iphone or even try to make their HTC sense look like IOS. They also have some of the best support for android. I would say HTC is the most innovative in this Android game. Learn from this Samsung!

  19. I wish HTC would ditch qualcomm, and move on to Nvidia.

  20. a well desereved award for HTC, they are the only one’s that make a good skin and support their phones well compared to verizon’s biotch- motorola and the s obsessed manufacturer

  21. If only they could improve the battery life to an acceptable level. If they could, I’d jump on board.

  22. They deserve it. The N1 forced iPeople and the media to give Android some respect. The phones that followed it only made it harder to justify an iPhone purchase. From my perspective, 2010 was a grand slam year for HTC.

  23. No doubt they deserve this award BASED ON 2010 ALONE.. Here in 2011 we all EXPECT MORE especially us CURRENT EVO 4G OWNERS HERE IN THE STATES.. CTIA MUST BE BIG NO QUESTION ON THAT

  24. Htc needs better screen.

  25. @david
    Your post was one long run-on sentence. Try using the occasional period if you want to get your point across.
    Anyways, congrats to HTC. They make good phones.

  26. Speaking of the Evo, when a successor due?
    Not the Shift, the ugly piece of hardware will rot in landfills.

  27. @Lewis: I just couldnt pin point exactly why Davids post was so weird..”Your post was one long run-on sentence” I know LMFAO! Youre right no point..still LOL!

  28. When is a successor due*
    Sorry for double posts.

  29. People with your dual cores LG proved that the 2 generation 1gig snapdragon processor is just as good there OS no reason for that in a phone.

  30. Let’s hope HTC makes the next Android mobile that has at LEAST 8Gb (16Gb even better) internal memory for apps only *AND* a Micro-SD slot (for storing photos & music, etc).

    Oh, and a PROPER Xenon flash, not some white LED lights because it blurs when Xenon is very fast at 1/60th flash speed, freezing many photos pin-sharp.

    Thanks HTC and keep it up. Android users, you agree?

  31. WHOOOOOOP! Go HTC. This why Android rules and US crAPPLE sux. HTC has the best handsets in world. This not by accident. HTC has been designing handsets for 10+ years and been leader of innovations by bringing first smartphones. SenseUI once most popular phone interfaces in world. crApple came and along stole Sense UI concept. I wouldn’t be surprosed if crApple OS is actually Android underneath becuase it looks and feels a lot of the same. crApple started its downfall when it first tried to copy HTC and Samsung. Copiers will allways fail while innovators will always win. Go Android baby!!!!

  32. I won’t be a 100% HTC fan until I can get the Thunderbolt!

  33. Wow, there’s just no pleasing this Phandroid crowd. Can’t you guys just congratulate them without saying something negative?

  34. Htc mytouch 4g evo g2 all day

  35. I agree with your comment about the 2nd Gen Snapdragon. If it had the newer GPU with’d put up even better benchmarks. That said…I played with a Thunderbolt today! Very zippy!! I think it’ll be a huge hit for HTC and Verizon..despite how Verizon screwed them on the iphone launch debacle.

  36. Verizon was never the best for HTC. Remember the Droid incredible? Sprint and t-mobile are very proud of their htc phones.

  37. i agree with some people who commented here that samsung should have won. the super amoled screen is amazing and nothing ever comes close! plus the galaxy series slaughtered all mobile phones (yes, including the much-hyped iphone) last year!

  38. HTC definitely earned this :) They make some very nice phones and keep their specs very current and smooth.

  39. @Android Fan… WTF is your hangup with the USA? Instead of blaming America for all your problems why don’t you focus on fixing the POS country you live in?

  40. Congrats HTC!!! I love HTC but do also say I see them getting squeezed more and more in 2011/12 by Samsung, SE, and LG who all really seem to be bringing it with their new devices. Here’s hoping Q3 sees the real big HTC announcements!

  41. they earn this < ==8

  42. Congrats HTC! I’m predicting LG to win at next years MWC.

  43. too bad that they are not repeating with their pathetic lineup thanks to qualcomm.

  44. Congratulations HTC!!

    Finally something I can agree with! That other award for Samsung had to be BOGUS!

  45. Congrats HTC on a well deserved award! Please get us a dual core EVO for Sprint!!!

  46. Qualcomm’s dual-cores will be in devices by summer and will also have dedicated Netflix. Nvidia’s Tegra is great as is Texas Instrument’s OMAP, but make no mistake, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon is here to stay and will be the leading processor in mobile devices, not Nvidia or TI. I own devices from all the major OEM’s and HTC is the best by far. It’s not even a close race. They really do care about their customers and the user experience. No one should be backing Samsung for their horrendous engineering of Eclair and lack of support for their Galaxy franchise. Congrats to HTC, they most definitely deserve this award.

  47. Apple didn’t attend Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but it took the event’s
    Judges called iPhone 4 “Best Mobile Device,” saying that it has a “great screen, sharp design, fantastic materials, and phenomenal ecosystem for app developers. In a tight race, the iPhone 4 built on the success of its predecessors to set the pace for smartphones.”

  48. @chang3d, it’s only February. HTC will have dual-core devices out in Q2 like most of their competitors. And they’ll be good. So what if they’re beaten to it by a few months by the Atrix and Optimus 2x.

  49. WOW, HTC is really a good mobile company and i really like all the model of it. i am using HTC P330 from last 3 years and i am very much happy with this phone. i got all the feature which i want in the phone.

  50. “sharp design, fantastic materials” and totally useless if you drop it in a puddle.

  51. @Ari,
    As are most smartphones…

  52. G2+HTC+sense = GREATNESS! MT3G and 4G snappy too! Good job!

  53. MT3G Slide!

  54. I just can’t believe that the Apple wins Best Mobile Device with the iphone4!

    I don’t think that the judges held it right!

  55. Anybody knows who won “Best Mobile Device”??? Just wonderin….lol!

  56. The judges know the real deal, Omega… a sea of Androids, one phone stands head and shoulders above the rest….the choice was obvious

    @ Mac:

    You mentioned that the Galaxy “flat out slaughtered the iPhone” in the second half last year. To date, all of the Galaxy phones COMBINED have sold just over 10 million phones…..the iPhone sold 16.24 units in the LAST QTR ALONE….

    More fandroid fuzzy math….

  57. Drioddoesnt …your whole point of being apart of Phandroid is to prase Apple which is kind of strange…right?

  58. Yep….strange isn’t it??? Just here to present the other side and have a little fun….besides, we get plenty of fandroids invading our Apple blogs

  59. if nt for them embracing android at the start .. android wouldn’t have made it big so i think they deserve this award.

  60. HTC EVO!

  61. I’ve owned a G1, N1, and now a G2 and loved them all. Beyond great phones that even look great, they do something that the others aren’t, making their own overlay that doesn’t suck. Touchwiz and Motoblur suck, but Sense is great. Gotta give them a lot of credit for making both stock phones and not screwing it up when it isn’t.

  62. @Aeires all the skins have their plus and minus but I will take touchwiz…your sense suck and a battery hugger…with touchwiz 4.0 on the horizon…your sense better get ready to be eaten!!!!!

  63. neveragain …..on touchwiz

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