Ericsson and Nokia take Caesar awards

The Ericsson GH337 is the winner of the Mobile Phone of the Year in Cellnet’s Awards for Excellence, Service and Reliability (Caesar). Ericsson also won the top award last year.

The GH337 also scooped the design award in the digital category, which is dominated by phones directed at the business market. It was acclaimed for its “light, compact design” and can be used for overseas calls.

The Nokia 232 won the design award for phones in the analogue category. “Small enough to hide away in a jacket or handbag, but still large enough to use with ease”, the 232 was commended for its size, its clarity of screen, and its responsive keyboard.

Kenneth Grange, chairman of the Design Business Association and a partner at Pentagram, was among the judges. The winning phones were designed by the in-house teams at Ericsson and Nokia respectively.

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