BARCELONA, Spain – Nokia was dancing for joy today after winning three awards at Mobile World Congress.
The Nokia C3-00 won Best Feature Phone or Entry Level Phone at the GSMA Awards 2012 in Barcelona. It was one of three Nokia feature phones to be nominated for the prize, along with the C2-03 and C3-01.
Thanking the judges at the awards ceremony, Juti said: “This feels awesome. This has been a blockbuster, an amazing device. And we are building on the Nokia Asha range. Thank you.”
She was collecting it on behalf of her boss Mary MacDowell, head of Mobile Phones, at the ceremony, hosted by musical comedian Tim Minchin. Judges said: “The numbers speak for themselves – a blockbusting chart topper with universal appeal.”
Afterwards back at the Nokia booth, Blanca was delighted when she spoke to Nokia Conversations: “It feels awesome to win this award on behalf of Nokia and the team.
“C3 has been an amazing baby and in a way he is like the forefather of the whole Nokia Asha range.
“I’m so excited that we have won the recognition from the GSMA and the judges, so it’s a delightful thing.
“And it’s great for our products going forward, because the Nokia Asha 302 we launched yesterday is pretty much the successor to to C3 which has had an amazing run in the market.”
“I also was superdelighted that our two app partners on the Asha range, Angry Birds and What’s App both won awards as well.
After joining her team for a dance at the Nokia Asha stand, Blanca congratulated her friend Peter Vesterbacka, the Mighty Eagle at Rovio, for winning Best Mobile App for Consumers with Angry Birds Rio at the Awards. What’s App won Best Overall Mobile App.
Peter told Nokia Conversations: “It’s very important for us to provide access to the games on as many screens as possible
“And our core operation with Nokia around the Asha phones is great because we make the game available to a totally new audience, especially in the emerging markets.
“Stay tuned for more Angry Birds on the Asha devices.”