Samsung Galaxy wins 'best smartphone'
Cape Town - Samsung has won the Best Smartphone title for its Galaxy S II at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday.
The GSMA also awarded the hardware manufacturer the Device Manufacturer of the Year title.
Galaxy is the South Korea's flagship range of smartphones that the company has launched to target virtually every size and user preference.
"Building on the phenomenal success of the original Samsung Galaxy S, we are honoured by this award and proud of how this device has changed the way the market and consumers experience mobile technology," said JK Shin, president of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.
The Mobile World Congress is the largest consumer mobile electronics show in the world and attracts developers and corporate delegates intent to on showing the latest devices.
Apple and Samsung are currently battling in courts around the world over intellectual property related to the look of the Galaxy and iPhone devices.
A German court has banned sales of the Galaxy Tablet, saying that they are too similar to Apple's iPad.
The South Korean company is also being investigated by the EU over charges it did not provide fair access to patents agreed to in 1998.
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