GSMA, the organization behind the annual MWC, also reveals an annual list of award winners. Samsung was named MWC 2012 "Manufacturer of the year" and the Samsung Galaxy S II was named the MWC 2012 "Smartphone of the year". The latter has sold 20 million units in just 10 months, making it one of the most successful Android models ever launched. Last year, before GSMA started breaking out separate awards for featurephones and tablets, the Apple iPhone 4 was selected as MWC's 2011 "Mobile device of the year" while the title of the best manufacturer for 2011 went to Taiwan's HTC.
source: GSMA via MobileBurn
Awards given to Samsung for MWC 2012 Best Smartphone of the year and Best Manufacturer (L), the Samsung Galaxy S II (R)