Mobile Industry Review Show – Awards Special

It’s time for the Mobile Industry Review 2008 Awards (formerly known as the SMS Text News Awards — before we changed our name).

It took us a long time. Months, in fact. Regular meetings, arguments, distractions, testing, pondering… but it’s here.

Yesterday the MIR Show team headed down to a swanky hotel in London to film the results… only to be rather impressed with the beautiful summer day. So we took to the Gardens at Temple, overlooking the Thames and delivered the results in glorious sunshine. (It’s rare to get a day like this in London — especially in October. It’s normally soggy rain, rain followed by rain.)

There’s a few contentious results. Even during filming, there were still discussions and rumenations. However I’m pleased to publish them.

We’ll have a full list up online shortly including links to all the nominees and winners.

(winners are indicated in red)

Best Marketing Campaign ( 01:33 )
Strongbow (Flirtomatic)
CityAM & Mippin

Best Mobile Instant Messenger ( 02:19 )
Agile Messenger
Goggle Talk on Blackberry

Best Mobile Related Corporate Social Responsibility Story ( 03:04 )
Orange Rock Corps
Nokia for environmental friendly mobile charges
Stand By What You Say – Spinvox

Best Public Relations Campaign ( 04:33 )
LG Blog

Best Gadget ( 05:21 )
Loc8r (from glasto): GPS thing
Proporta mobile charger
Flip camera

Mobile Industry Hero ( 06:29 )
Steve Jobs of Apple
Google Founders
Jyri Armstrong
Jay Fenton

Mobile Industry Villain ( 07:43 )
The phrase ‘unlimited’
Vodafone porting
Carphone Warehouse (for iPhone 3G launch)

Best Mobile Blogger ( 09:20 )
All About Symbian (AAS)
S60 Nokia Blog
Boy Genius
Stephen Fry
The Outsider

Most Innovative UK Operator ( 10:20 )
3 UK

Best Mobile Application ( 11:23 )
Google Maps
Handy Taskman

Best Mobile Handset ( 12:37 )
iPhone 3G
Nokia N95 8GB
Blackberry Pearl
Nokia N71
Nokia N82

Best Use of SMS ( 14:22 )
Virgin Vie
Clickatell FNB

Best Public Use of Mobile ( 15:25 )
Mediaburst SOS Response
Vodafone and UN
Orange RockCore

Best Value Product ( 16:58 )
Google Maps
3 PAYG Broadband
Spinvox Memo (it’s FREE)
Mippin – it’s FREE

Best Use of Mobile ( 18:00 )
Lastminute Fonefood
Halifax Brooding Society

Best Mobile Service ( 19:08 )
Text answer services combined with Textperts and AQA

Best Mobile Industry Review Reader ( 20:32 )
Kip Hakes
Terence Eden
Dan’s Stalker

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35 Responses to Mobile Industry Review Show – Awards Special

  1. Scott October 13, 2008 at 9:34 am #

    Our two nominations were a nice surprise – thanks guys. Keep up the good work. Nice touch having the reader of the year award.

  2. mostlythis October 13, 2008 at 4:43 am #

    what a waste of envelopes!


  3. Kip Hakes October 13, 2008 at 5:47 am #

    'F*ck you unlimited, F*ck you in your face' – Dan you made me spit out my tea.. legend! 🙂

  4. smstextnews October 13, 2008 at 5:51 am #

    We planted some trees..

    2008/10/13 Disqus <>

  5. Kip Hakes October 13, 2008 at 6:56 am #

    Actually – I have a 'story' on Unlimitedness on my blog –


  6. smstextnews October 13, 2008 at 7:02 am #

    Scan the letter and mail it to me…

    2008/10/13 Disqus <>

  7. Mike42 October 13, 2008 at 7:40 am #

    Damn….Must_Beat_Terence_Next_Time…… you James, Dan – nice work, Ben – keep them facts a comin' chap, Steady[cam] Hand Ewan – what can I say….

    n.b. very, very nearly plastered my MBP with pasta when Dan gave his considered opinion on 'Unlimited'. Seriously Dan, don't muck around – tell us what you feel. We're all up for open discussion. We can take the hard news.


  8. Colin Mercer October 13, 2008 at 7:49 am #

    So Ewan, whens the next “Unlimited” drinks? 😀

  9. smstextnews October 13, 2008 at 7:57 am #

    We're actually going abroad next, Colin. Prague and Albania are targets.

    2008/10/13 Disqus <>

  10. mostlythis October 13, 2008 at 8:00 am #

    agreed with all – theres not enough expletives on the internet
    heres to some fucking more

  11. TerenceEden October 13, 2008 at 9:23 am #

    Thanks guys – really humbled… Thanks for creating such a wonderful site with really engaging content.

    Gotta go train, now. Looks like I have a title to defend next year.

    Cheque's in the post 😉

  12. barneyc October 13, 2008 at 9:41 am #

    so how does the iTunes 'safe' rating lie now after Dan's eloquent opinions?

  13. Mike42 October 13, 2008 at 10:00 am #

    Careful with those reeeeally heavy weights there Terence 😉

  14. constantine October 13, 2008 at 10:16 am #

    Wonderful, brilliant, absolutely humble to be a nominee.

  15. DanLane October 13, 2008 at 11:04 am #

    That's extra funny because I actually DO use my O2 SIM in a modem and I haven't had an SMS or letter 😛

  16. DanLane October 13, 2008 at 11:05 am #

    Of course, I was expecting Ewan to cut that bit out!

  17. PatrickatJoshuaPR October 13, 2008 at 11:12 am #

    Dan, we're all very glad he didn't!

    Although as Kip said, I'm sure there were a few monitors wearing an extra layer of tea today. Mine very nearly was!

  18. Ben Smith October 13, 2008 at 12:00 pm #

    I need to find the button for the '#$!! you in your face' option.

  19. Ben Smith October 13, 2008 at 12:03 pm #

    A choice selection of Ben's 'can't speak because someone is pointing a camera at me' moments again this week. Watch out next week for a free folder to store this 28-part series.

  20. Kip Hakes October 13, 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    LOL – Bless ya mate – seriously, you're getting better each week – it's bloody tough doing it if you're not used to it!

  21. Ben Smith October 13, 2008 at 3:36 pm #

    I've changed my mind… KIp Hakes wins everything.

  22. njar October 13, 2008 at 6:44 pm #

    love the out-takes.. classic. Congrats to the winners, and on an entertaining 25 mins of vid!

  23. kerry ritz October 14, 2008 at 1:26 am #

    Thanks for the pleasant surprise! we didn';t even know we were a nominee—we missed the chance to have a 30 min thank you speech. so thank you mum!

    Stay tuned and we have lots more news coming over the next few months.


  24. denis October 29, 2008 at 10:07 am #

    You saved some electric ink there – we are Textamundo – you missed a “t” there in “Best Use of SMS”.

  25. Ewan @ MIR October 29, 2008 at 10:09 am #

    Woops sorry Denis!

    2008/10/29 Disqus <>

  26. Igor Jablokov November 1, 2008 at 7:19 pm #

    The Yap team thanks you for the nomination! Perhaps consuming a different brand of vodka next time will clinch the win. 😉

  27. James Whatley November 3, 2008 at 4:43 am #

    Hmm – Well, any suggestions/bribes can be sent to Ewan who will be sure to distribute accordingly..


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  29. Ricky Chotai November 3, 2008 at 9:48 am #

    grey goose is lovely 😉

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  1. Jonathan Jensen - October 13, 2008

    Watching the Mobile Industry Review Show awards special, nice one guys!

  2. Jonathan Jensen - October 13, 2008

    Watching the Mobile Industry Review Show awards special, nice one guys!

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