MobileTrax Announces 2011 Mobility Award Winners

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Mobility Awards honor the best mobile computing and wireless communications products and services

MobileTrax LLC, a leading mobile and wireless industry analyst firm, announced today the winners of the 2011 Mobility Awards at the Wireless Innovators dinner held during the annual International CTIA Wireless trade show at the Rosen Center. The 2011 Mobility Awards were selected by 31 press and analysts who cover the mobile and wireless market. The Mobility Awards recognize the best mobile computing and wireless data communications products and services introduced to the market during the past year.

Apple won the most awards with five including Product of the Year for the introduction of the iPad.

“There’s a need to recognize the hard work that the mobile device makers, software vendors and wireless operators are doing to provide subscribers with unique products and services,” said J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D., principal analyst with MobileTrax LLC. “The Mobility Awards have honored the brightest innovators in mobile computing and wireless data communications products and services for the past 15 years.”

Each winner receives a complimentary certificate acknowledging the award. The winners of the 2011 Mobility Award are:

Tablets

  • Large Screen – Apple, Inc. – iPad
  • Small Screen – Samsung - Galaxy Tab
  • Rugged Systems & Software – Panasonic Solutions Company – Toughbook U1 Ultra

SmartPhones

  • Closed System – Apple, Inc. – iPhone 4
  • Windows Phone 7 Platform – Samsung - Focus Phone 7 SmartPhone
  • Android Platform – HTC Corporation – EVO Android SmartPhone

eBook Readers

  • Consumer – Amazon.com, Inc. – Kindle 2

Technology Innovation

  • Software – DeviceAnywhere - Test Automation for Smart Devices
  • Hardware – Novatel Wireless, Inc. – MiFi® Intelligent Mobile Hotspot

Voice Processing

  • Speech to Text & Text to Speech – Nuance Communications, Inc. – Dragon Dictation

Wireless Communications

  • Cellular Network – Verizon Wireless – LTE
  • Wireless Network Analytics – Carrier IQ, Inc. – Mobile Analytics Software
  • Wi-Fi - iPass, Inc. – iPass Mobile Network
  • Femtocells – AT&T – 3G MicroCell

Mobile Software

  • SmartPhone OS – Google, Inc. – Android
  • Mobile Gaming – Electronic Arts, Inc. – Mobile Gaming Products
  • Browsers & Enhancements – Opera Software ASA – Browser Software

Enterprise Mobility

  • Platforms- Sybase, Inc. – Mobile Platform
  • Mobile Video Conferencing – Vidyo, Inc. – Mobile Video Conferencing
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) – KORE Telematics – Digital Wireless Services
  • Mobile Resource Management – TeleNAV, Inc. – Track MRM

Messaging & Alerts

  • Alerting Services – Omnilink Corporation – Location Tracking Solution
  • Integrated Messaging – Sybase, Inc. – 365 Mobile Messaging
  • Email – Research in Motion – BlackBerry Email

Security

  • On-Device – Juniper Networks, Inc. – Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite
  • Mobile Video Security – Smartvue Corporation – Mobile Surveillance System

Services

  • Content Delivery – mPortal, Inc. – SpringBoard Software
  • App Stores – Apple, Inc. – App Store
  • Location Based Services – Google, Inc. – Mobile Maps/Navigation
  • Social Networking – Facebook, Inc. - Connect
  • PIM Synchronization – SugarSync, Inc. – SugarSync
  • Application Development – Adobe Systems Incorporated – Air 2.5
  • Prevent Texting While Driving- ZoomSafer, Inc. – ZoomSafer App
  • Streaming Music – Pandora Media, Inc. – Internet Radio
  • Mobile Video Services – Apple, Inc. – FaceTime

Mobile Marketing

  • Mobile Couponing – Cellfire, Inc. – Digital Save-to-Card Coupons
  • Mobile Marketing Platforms – Air2Web, Inc. – Mobile Marketing Solutions
  • Mobile Payments – Digby - Mobile Commerce Software Platform
  • Mobile Advertising – MillennialMedia – Mobile Advertising Services
  • Mobile Ad Exchanges – MobClix, Inc. – RTB Mobile Ad Exchange
  • Mobile Ad Analytics – Bango.net Limited – Mobile Analytics

Mobile Commerce (mCommerce)

  • Mobile Purchase of Digital Assets – BOKU, Inc. – Pay By Mobile
  • Mobile Payments – hyperWALLET Systems, Inc. – Global Payment Solutions
  • Integrated Mobile Commerce – mFoundry, Inc. – Mobile Commerce Solutions
  • Mobile Banking & Payments – Obopay, Inc. – Mobile Money Transfers

Rookie of the Year

  • Foursquare – Mobile Check-In Service

M&A Transaction

  • HP - Acquisition of Palm

Product of the Year

  • Apple, Inc. – iPad

Special ‘Analyst Choice’ Awards

  • The mGive Foundation – Impact on Promoting Social Good via Mobile
  • AT&T – Best Multi-Modal (Wi-Fi & WWAN) Network

About MobileTrax
MobileTrax, LLC is a leading mobile and wireless industry analyst firm and is a trusted source of information regarding the mobile computing and wireless data communications industry. MobileTrax provides market research, conferences and consulting services regarding enterprise and consumer markets. MobileTrax is lead by J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D., a globally recognized authority on mobile computing and wireless data communications. He writes and publishes Inside Mobile, a newsletter that is published each Wednesday and is read by more than 130,000 people. More information can be found at www.mobiletrax.com.

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