Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the call for submissions for the BREW 2004 Developer Awards which recognize outstanding applications designed to run on the Company's BREW solution. For the third consecutive year, award-winning applications in six different categories will represent the best wireless applications being offered by the 23 operators providing commercial BREW-based services around the world. The winning applications will be announced in front of industry peers at the BREW 2004 Developers Conference, June 7-9, in San Diego. For more information on the BREW 2004 Developer Awards or to submit an entry form, visit www.BREW2004Awards.com.
"Publishers and developers are continuing to set a new standard for wireless applications and content by combining their creativity and innovation with the power of the BREW solution," said Mike Yuen, director of BREW Developer Relations, Qualcomm Internet Services. "The purpose of the BREW 2004 Developer Awards is to recognize those applications that stand out worldwide as the best of the best. We expect fierce competition in this year's program as the BREW system has experienced rapid growth on an international scale."
The BREW Developer Awards will recognize the best BREW-based applications in six different categories that are shaping today's wireless applications landscape. The application award categories include Best Productivity/M-Commerce Application, Best Entertainment Application, Best Game Application, Best Location-Based Service Application, Best Communications Application and Best Information Application. Any application that is commercially available by Feb. 28, 2004, from an operator offering BREW-based products and services is eligible for submission.
Qualcomm has selected an anonymous panel of wireless industry experts from around the world to review all nominated applications, using a "scorecard" system for each entry. The judging criteria for nominated applications will be based on: originality, ease-of-use, "cool factor" and features.
Last year, the BREW 2003 Developer Awards drew an overwhelming response from developers worldwide. The following 2003 winners were selected in their respective categories: Best Productivity Application, iPhonebook, Xpherix Corporation; Best Entertainment Application, Mobile Flash, Anyka (Guangzhou) Software Co., Ltd.; Best Game Application, Prince of Persia, Gameloft, Inc.; Best Location-Based Service Application, NAVITIME, NAVITIME Japan Co. Ltd.; Best Communications Application, Heart Mail, MEDIA SOCKET Inc.; Best Extension/Technology Application, NeoMtel VOD Player, NeoMtel Inc.
Qualcomm's BREW system provides products and services that connect the mobile marketplace value chain, which includes application developers, publishers, content providers, device manufacturers, operators and consumers.
Publishers and developers worldwide are generating revenue from BREW-based applications and content, and 24 manufacturers have offered more than 115 BREW-enabled device models to consumers. There are many successful operators that have deployed commercial BREW-based wireless data services around the world, including Verizon Wireless, ALLTEL, Cellular One, MetroPCS, Midwest Wireless and U.S. Cellular in the United States, China Unicom, KDDI in Japan, KTF in South Korea, Hutch in Thailand, Telstra in Australia, VIVO in Brazil, BellSouth Chile, BellSouth Colombia, BellSouth Ecuador, BellSouth Panama, BellSouth Perú, Movicom in Argentina, Telcel and Movilnet in Venezuela, Verizon in the Dominican Republic, Verizon Wireless Puerto Rico and Pelephone in Israel.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 2003 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.