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CTIA's Emerging Technology Award Winners
Posted: 07-Apr-2006 [Source: CTIA]

[Winners include Best in Show - the Samsung T509]

CTIA, Las Vegas -- The Wireless Association today announced the winners of its Wireless Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards and the Technology Marketing Awards at the CTIA WIRELESS 2006 Convention taking place this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Wireless E-tech Awards program was designed to give industry recognition and exposure to the best wireless products and services in the areas of Consumer, Enterprise and Network technology. Nearly 200 applications were submitted and judged on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall "wow" factor.

Judges for the E-Tech awards included:

Business Week, Steve Wildstrom CNET, Kent German Fidelity Investments, Joseph Ferra Forrester Research, Charles Golvin General Catalyst Partners, John Simon Jupiter Media, Michael Gartenberg PC Magazine, Sascha Segan RCR Wireless News, Tracy Ford Siber Consulting, Richard Siber Wireless Week, Rhonda Wickham Yankee Group, Philip Marshal

The 2006 CTIA E-Tech Award winners are as follows:

Best in Show, as voted upon by CTIA WIRELESS 2006 attendees, went to Samsung for the Samsung T509 camera phone.

Category: Consumer Application - Healthcare/Public Safety/Transportation

1st place - Google for Google Local

2nd place - NAVIGON, Inc for Mobile Navigator 5.3 PNA Transonic 5000

3rd place - Telecommunications Systems (TCS) for Rand McNally StreetFinder Wireless

Category: Consumer Application - Messaging (SMS/MMS)

1st place - MobileLime for Mobile Wallet from MobileLime(R)

2nd place - OZ for OZ Mobile Email Solution

3rd place - 724 Solutions for 724 Solutions Thulean

Category: Consumer Application - Mobile Entertainment Application

1st place - Cognima for the SHOZU

2nd place - InfoSpace for the MEdiaNet 3.0

3rd place - Motricity/Action Engine/NellyMoser for Motricity's Fuel Client Platform - Content AP1

Honorable Mention - Motorola Inc. Connected Home Solutions for Motorola iRadio(R)

Category: Hardware - Mobile Accessory

1st place - Jabra for Jabra JX10

2nd place - Eastman Kodak Company/Kodak EasyShare Gallery for KODAK Picture Kiosk G4

3rd place - Advanced Wireless Solutions, LLC for Backup-Pal

Category: Hardware - Mobile Phone/Camera Phone

1st place - Motorola Inc. for Motorola SLVR L7

2nd place - Samsung for Samsung t709

3rd place - GreatCall, Inc. for JitterbugDial(TM)

Honorable Mention - Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications for the Sony Ericsson W810 Walkman(R) Phone

Category: Hardware - Smartphone/PDA

1st place - Palm, Inc. for Palm(R) Treo 700w smartphone

2nd place - Samsung for Samsung i830

3rd place - Samsung for Samsung t719

Honorable Mention - Pharos Science & Applications, Inc. for Pharos Traveler GPS 525

Category: Hardware - Wearable Wireless Device or Fashion Technology

1st place - Plantronics for Discovery 645 Bluetooth Headset

2nd place - LG Electronics MobileComm for LG Style-I

3rd place - Motorola Inc. for Motorola and Burton Audex(TM) Jacket Series

Category: Enterprise Solutions - Convergence

1st place - Dell Inc. for Latitude D620/D820 Notebook Computers

2nd place - Lenovo for ThinkPad T60, X60, Z60 with integrated CDMA EvDO and GSM HSDPA 3G technology and service

3rd place - Tekelec for Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC)

Category: Enterprise Solutions - Location Based Services

1st place - Smarter Agent, Inc. for Smarter Agent's Recently Sold Homes Search (LBS - Location Based Service)

2nd place - NII Holdings, Inc. for iPhone Panic

3rd place - @Road, Inc. for @Road Technology Van

Category: Enterprise Solution - RFID/Sensors/Machine to Machine/ Telemetry/Device Management

1st place - for the AerFrame

Category: Enterprise Solutions - ROI

1st place - Accenture for Accenture Communications Featuring the Service Delivery Platform

2nd place - m-Qube, Inc. for m-Qube Mobile iQ Navigator

3rd place - NII Holdings, Inc. for PWAP

Category: Network Infrastructure - Most Innovative In-Building Solution

1st place - Lucent Technologies for Lucent Base Station Router (BSR)

2nd place - Nokia for Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Solution

3rd place - Able Planet Inc. for LINX AUDIO(TM) VolP Phone

Category: Network Infrastructure - UMA Network

1st place - Kineto Wireless for Kineto IP-UNC

2nd place - Netrake for nCite Security Gateway

3rd place - Azaire Networks for IP Converged Network Platform (IP-CNP)


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