2010 Andrew Seybold Choice Award Finalists and Winners
Most Innovative Mobile Application 2010 Finalists
- AAA’s Roadside: an iPhone application that enables a member to request roadside assistance without the need for placing a phone call. It works with GPS in a step-by-step process.
- Winner: Alcatel-Lucent’s Developer Platform: cloud-based enterprise tools that enable developers to build, test, manage, and distribute applications across networks, including television, broadband Internet, and mobile.
- XTop Mobile: a smartphone and PC downloadable application that resides on both, extending smartphone functions onto the desktop, allowing users of either to interact directly with the other.
Most Innovative Mobile Device 2010 Finalists
- Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth Headset: a dual-microphone and noise-canceling AudioIQ2 technology earpiece that delivers a speaker’s natural sounding voice even in harsh conditions. Its innovative rechargeable carrying case can triple talk time for extra battery life on the go.
- Winner: Research In Motion BlackBerry Bold 9700: a stylish, premium smartphone that makes it easy for customers to access email and messages, make voice calls, browse the web, and stay organized and entertained wherever they are, all at 3G speed.
- Wilson Electronics U-Booster: a cell phone signal booster with built-in amplifier that boosts signals to and from cell sites to reduce dropped calls, extend signal range, and minimize cell phone ‘dead zones.’
Most Innovative Mobile Service 2010 Finalists
- Good for Enterprise 6.0: a secure, easy-to-use enterprise mobility suite that provides IT with the ability to connect smartphones to the enterprise network without sacrificing data security and control.
- Winner: Huawei Technologies MOCN (Multi-Operator Core Network): an environmentally friendly feature written into the 3GPP R6 that enables multiple operators to share All Radio Access Network resources, including carrier and baseband resources.
- Research In Motion’s BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 5.0: secure, push-based server software for business mobility that supports advanced IT administration features and smartphone controls to create a secure, centrally managed link between BlackBerry® smartphones and enterprise systems, applications, corporate phone environments.
Most Innovative Mobile Technology 2010 Finalists
- Huawei Technologies CDMA SingleRAN Enhanced 3900 Base Station Series: enhanced BTS3900 series support for CDMA, DorB, LTE, RF, and baseband modules that guarantee smooth evolution.
- Research In Motion Blackberry Presenter: a small, lightweight device that plugs into a projector or monitor, enabling users to display Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations wirelessly from their BlackBerry smartphone.
- Winner: Spectrum Bridge Inc. TV White Spaces Network: a wireless TV white spaces network that uses an intelligent TV white spaces database system to distribute broadband connectivity to assign non-interfering frequencies to white spaces devices and other protected TV band users.
2009 Andrew Seybold Choice Award Finalists and Winners
Most Innovative Mobile Applications 2009 Finalists
- Winner: Alcatel-Lucent’s WebDesk software presents the web view of a wireless provider’s suite of communications services, extending the user experience from the mobile device to the Web 2.0 mash-up environment. It also supports intelligent interactions for intuitive drag and drop operations on the Web.
- The Mobile Money Ventures MMV Financial Services Platform enables bank customers to manage their banking 24/7 using any type of mobile phone. Services might include account inquiry and management, transfer and payments and time deposit applications – as well as securities trading and portfolio management.
- QuickOffice MobileFiles Pro is the first iPhone application to allow full editing of Excel spreadsheets while maintaining perfect data integrity. It offers over 125 .xls editing functions and format options, among them font style, cell color choice, insertion/resizing of rows and columns and easy switching between workbook sheets.
Most Innovative Mobile Device 2009 Finalists
- Intelligent Mechatronic Systems’ iLane is an intelligent, portable device that enables users to control their smartphones using simple voice commands to open, listen to and respond to email entirely hands-free. It also announces email arrival verbally, using clear conversational phrases.
- Research In Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry Bold is the first BlackBerry smartphone to support tri-band HSDPA high-speed networks around the world and comes with integrated GPS and Wi-Fi®, a rich set of multimedia capabilities and all of the etablished features of the RIM products.
- Winner: TeleNav Shotgun, an Internet-connected GPS personal navigation device (PND), leverages the wireless network to provide travelers with real-time connected features such as traffic alerts, Internet content (maps, business listings, business reviews) and updated gas prices. Internet integration assures constantly updated information.
Most Innovative Mobile Service 2009 Finalists
- Winner: Celio’s REDFLY Mobile Companion allows users to interact with the email, spreadsheet, Internet, CRM, remote access, word processing and line-of-business applications on their smartphones via the terminal’s 800×480 pixel screen, through a full keyboard and touchpad.
- E*trade Mobile Pro allows E*trade customers to view and manage accounts, view real-time stock information, manage portfolios, execute trades using an E*trade brokerage account, check out relevant news, create watch lists and more.
- Powered by QuickPlay Media, the Bell Mobility Media Player provides anytime, anywhere access to live TV, video on demand and radio content through one integrated client, delivered via Bell’s video-enabled devices. Content can include short clips, music, sports, full length TV episodes and special events.
Most Innovative Mobile Technology 2009 Finalists
- Winner: Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc. (QMT) launched the first MEMS display for mobile devices – the mirasol display – a technological innovation that results in low power consumption and longer battery life as well as superb viewing quality in a wide range of environmental conditions, including bright sunlight.
- SiBEAM Inc. introduced transmitter and receiver chipsets that enable consumers to set up wireless video area networks (WVAN) with their home entertainment equipment (HDTVs, DVRs, DVD players, et al). The technology can detect weakening signals and re-form/redirect them to the display with no disruption in the signal.
- ASCA Trust Digital’s enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform provides policy-managed endpoint security, network access control and compliance reporting features to manage and secure Windows Mobile, Palm and Symbian devices and the Apple iPhone in the enterprise
2008 Andrew Seybold Choice Award Winners
Most Innovative Wireless Devices 2008
- Research In Motion for BlackBerry® Pearl 8130
Most Innovative Consumer Application 2008
- MobiMate for WorldMate Live
Most Innovative Business Application 2008
- Pacific DataVision for SkyMail®
Most Innovative New Service by a Wireless Operator or MNVO 2008
- T-Mobile USA for HotSpot @Home
Most Innovative New Design Concept 2008
- Qualcomm for Gobi™ Global Mobile Internet Technology
Best New Company 2008
- SnapTell for SnapTell’s Snap.Send.Get™ solution