CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, received three awards at the 2011 Best of 4G Award ceremony earlier this week, hosted by 4G World and Connected Planet. Three Samsung Galaxy S II devices were recognized, including first place to the Samsung Galaxy S® II, Epic™ 4G Touch in the Best New Mobile Device category.
“We are honored and humbled to have all three of our Galaxy S II devices receive such high acclaim from 4G World, the largest global 4G Expo,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “Being recognized by 4G World continues to build on the worldwide success of the Galaxy S II portfolio.”
In addition to the first place win of the Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch, the Galaxy S® I with T-Mobile and the Galaxy S® II with AT&T rounded out the entire Best New Mobile Device category with a tie for second place.
The U.S. launch of Galaxy S II has only heightened the success of the Galaxy S brand all over the world, which Samsung recently announced has achieved a combined total of 30 million global sales, a new record for the Korean company. All three devices are enabled with 4G service for fast connectivity speeds and designed with an ultra-thin form factor and brilliant Super AMOLED™ Plus touch screen display. The Galaxy S II portfolio is powered by Android™ Gingerbread platform and also features Samsung’s TouchWiz® user interface, providing superior multi-tasking, application management, and customization.
“The Best of 4G Awards recognize leaders in the development and deployment of 4G technologies, which is why we selected the entire Galaxy S II portfolio for the top three spots in the Best New Mobile Device category,” said Kathleen Mitchell, 4G World senior director of marketing. “We are excited to honor Samsung’s innovative design and technology and their commitment to creating 4G-enabled devices.”
For more information about the 2011 4G World Best of 4G Awards, please visit www.4gworld.com.
1 No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics Q2 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Report. 4G used in connection with the Samsung product or product name refers to the fact that the Samsung product is capable of operating on the applicable carrier’s 4G network.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About 4G World
4G World is the first and only conference and expo covering the entire ecosystem of next-generation 4G technologies that enable the mobile Internet revolution, including mobile network infrastructure, advanced devices, applications and content.
Yankee Group believes operator strategies for 4G network evolution will not be driven by technology, but by competition and market demand. As an ubiquitous network takes hold in the mature markets of North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, operators are anticipating massive growth in broadband data usage and planning their network migration strategies and business models for monetizing mobile Internet services. 4G World offers them an opportunity to research state-of-the-practice business models and advanced mobile technologies, and learn from other operators about what works—and what doesn’t—as they migrate their networks to 4G. For more information, visit www.4GWorld.com.
About Connected Planet
Connected Planet is the comprehensive source for service providers and enterprise users of advanced telecommunications and mobile networking services. Grounded in coverage of technology and infrastructure—IP networks, FTTX, wireless, OSS/BSS and more—Connected Planet also delivers insight into how yesterday’s networks are becoming the “smart pipes” of tomorrow, capable of carrying new network-driven solutions that are helping to reinvent the way the world works. For more information, visit http://connectedplanetonline.com.
About Yankee Group
Yankee Group is the preeminent research and advisory firm equipping enterprises to profit in a mobile world. The core of our content is proprietary research and analytics on the attitudes, behaviors and usage patterns of mobile users. Based on this research, we provide a range of actionable data, insights and advice to marketing, strategy and product executives driving the mobility revolution in leading companies worldwide.