The EISA awards are out and the winners are not that unexpected. Apple, Samsung and even Sony Ericsson snatched awards in the Mobile Devices panel. There's also the traditional green award.
The European Smartphone 2010-2011 award goes to the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S
. It was commended for its exceptional screen and excellent connectivity. Last year that title was held by the Apple iPhone 3GS. This year Apple won the European Tablet award 2010-2011 with the iPad - EISA says it marks the beginning "a new era for publishing" and praise it for the first-class email handling.
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini
is the star of the show with its European Mobile Phone award. It won the committee with its small size and light weight but excellent performance with a comprehensive range of features.
Samsung scored a second award - it's the European Social Media Phone 2010-2011, which went to Samsung S8500 Wave
. The jury has decided that the first Bada OS device offers great means for navigating the always-on super connected world of social networking.
As for the traditional green award, it went to LG again - this time the winner is the LG GD510 Pop
. Its efficient packaging, low energy consumption and use of recycled materials were well ahead of what the competition had on offer. Never mind, Sony Ericsson's Elm and Hazel.