Best mobile phone nominations announced

22 January 2009 — 5:30 PM

Those looking at the latest mobile phones may be interested to hear what the GSM Association (GSMA) feel are some of the best around.

It has been announced by the group there will be five contenders in the category of Best Mobile Handset or Device at its annual Global Mobile Awards.

Among the nominees are Nokia, which is represented by its E71 device and the first ever phone to offer Google's Android system - the T-Mobile G1 - also makes an appearance.

Research In Motion's BlackBerry Storm 9500 is another competitor in the group, as is 3's INQ1 - a device with social networking central to its features - and the LG KS360.

Rob Conway, chief executive of the GSMA, commented: "We look forward to celebrating the innovation and ingenuity of our winners at the Global Mobile Awards evening next month."

The announcement could serve as a recommendation for consumers recycling mobile phones in order to upgrade to the latest contracts.

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