10 Award Categories and a “Best in Show” Honor Consumer Applications, Hardware, Network Infrastructure and Enterprise Solutions
ORLANDO, FL – CTIA WIRELESS 2007®, the world’s largest event for the wireless industry, today announced the winners of the Second Annual Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards honoring products and innovations in consumer applications, hardware, network infrastructure and enterprise solutions. CTIA WIRELESS® takes place March 27-29, 2007 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Nearly 250 submissions were received for this year’s E-Tech Awards. Judges evaluated each entry on innovation, functionality, wow factor, importance of technology and ease of use/implementation.
The 2007 CTIA E-Tech Award winners include:
Best in Show Award, as voted upon by CTIA WIRELESS® attendees, went to Alltel Wireless’ Celltop an exclusive, patent-pending technology that provides customers an easier way to access, manage and organize a wide range of information already available on their Alltel Wireless phones. Celltop was submitted as a consumer application under the Mobile Entertainment/Mobile Community category.
Consumer Application - Healthcare/Public Safety/Transportation
Winner - IBIS Mobile Identification, L1 ID
2nd - Rand McNally Navigator, TeleCommunication Systems, Inc
3rd - Able Talker with Clear Harmony Headphones, Able Planet Inc.
Consumer Application - Messaging (SMS/MMS)/Mobile Advertising
Winner - Mobile Alert Network (MAN), SquareLoop, Inc.
2nd - Alcatel Lucent GMS - Geographic Messaging Service, Alcatel-Lucent
3rd - Nuance Mobile Dictation, Nuance Communications, Inc.
Consumer Application - Mobile Entertainment/Mobile Community
Winner - SlingPlayer Mobile, Sling Media, Inc.
2nd – Promptu, Promptu
3rd - go2 Colleges, go2
Hardware - Mobile Accessory
Winner - ADU-510D EVDO REV A USB modem, AnyDATA Corporation
2nd - FlamingoStereo™, Cellpoint Connect AB
3rd - zBoost Mini-Z, Wi-Ex
Hardware - Mobile Phone/Camera Phone
Winner - LG VX9400, LG Electronics MobileComm
2nd - m620, Samsung Telecommunications America
3rd - Nokia 6131 NFC, Nokia
Hardware - Smartphone/PDA
Winner - Samsung BlackJack, Samsung Telecommunications America
2nd - BlackBerry® Pearl™ from Cingular, Research in Motion
3rd - i760, Samsung Telecommunications America
Hardware - Wearable Wireless Device or Fashion Technology
Winner - AGT-100D LBS Asset Tag, AnyDATA Corporation
2nd - MBW-100 BluetoothTM Watch, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
3rd - WEP410, Samsung Telecommunications America
Network Infrastructure - In-Building/Local Area Network Solution
Winner - Tatara System’s Femtocell Convergence Solution, Tatara Systems
2nd - Anritsu BTS Master High Performance Base Station Analyzer, Anritsu Company
3rd - Motorola RSG3500 Residential Seamless Mobility Gateway, Motorola
Network Infrastructure -Wide Area Network
Winner - Nokia Flexi WiMAX Base Station, Nokia
2nd - Unison Web Fidelity Service, Bytemobile, Inc.
3rd - Ellacoya e100 Platform, Ellacoya Networks
Winner - Transclick for Blackberry and J2ME smartphones, Transclick Inc.
2nd - SkyMail®, Pacific Data Vision
3rd – HelloIMS, HelloSoft, Inc.
This year’s E-Tech judges included:
Julie Ask, Jupiter Kagan; Ryan Block, Engadget; Jerry Brown, Create Magazine; Bonnie Cha, CNET; Joe Ferra, Fidelity Investments; Tracy Ford, RCR Wireless News; Kent German, CNET; Randy Giusto, IDC; Heather Hewitt, Teen Magazine; Alex Kasten, The Diffusion Group; Gary Krakow, msnbc.com; Joe Palenchar, TWICE; Robin Raskin, Yahoo/Family Life; Sascha Segan, PC Magazine; Keith Shaw, Network World; Richard Siber, Siber Consulting; Steven Smith, Wireless Business Forecast; Mark Spoonauer, Laptop Magazine; Rhonda Wickham, Wireless Week; Steve Wildstrom, BusinessWeek
About CTIA WIRELESS 2007®
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