Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the winners of its BREW 2005 Developer Awards, a global awards program that recognizes and promotes the best BREW® applications created by wireless publishers and developers. The winners were revealed during an awards ceremony at the BREW 2005 Conference, being held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.
Qualcomm congratulates the BREW 2005 Developer Awards winners:
- Most Innovative Use of Technology: AtlasBook by Networks in Motion (U.S.) and Buggy Boom with Motion Detection by MEDIASEEK Inc. (Japan)/3G Vision Inc. (Israel)
- Best Business Application: Remo by Remoba Inc. (U.S.)
- Best Location-Based Service Application: Friend-Finder Service by Pointi Corporation (Korea)
- Best Communications Application: Pop Mailer by MEDIA SOCKET Inc. (Japan)
- Best Information Application: Diabetes Management by Healthpia Inc. (Korea)
- Best Entertainment Application: Song IDentity by Rocket Mobile Inc. (U.S.)
- Best Game Application: Asphalt: Urban GT by Gameloft (France)
- Best Ringtone Application: Modtones DJ by Moderati (U.S.)
- People's Choice Award: Song IDentity by Rocket Mobile Inc. (U.S.)
“This year's awards program was extremely competitive with a record number of entries submitted from various regions around the world. This increased participation is indicative of the expansive growth of the global BREW publisher and developer community,” said Gina Lombardi, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm Internet Services. “We applaud the BREW 2005 Developer Awards winners for a great achievement they can be proud of. BREW publishers and developers are innovating like never before, helping to drive 3G services and devices for wireless subscribers worldwide.”
This year, Qualcomm expanded the BREW 2005 Developer Awards program, adding three new categories: Best Ringtone Application, Most Innovative Use of Technology and People's Choice Award. With the exception of the People's Choice Award, winners were determined using a points system based on several criteria including ease of use, originality, “cool factor,” features and likelihood or evidence of success. The People's Choice Award was based on votes cast by conference attendees.
Qualcomm's BREW solution is designed to meet the distinct and varied needs of wireless operators, handset manufacturers, publishers, developers and end users around the world. BREW products and services include: an open, extensible client platform that supports robust systems and application software including personalized and branded user interfaces for mass market devices; a J2EE™-based, modular delivery system that enables the distribution of content, applications and user interfaces to wireless devices across all air interfaces; a dedicated professional services team that supports the integration of customized implementations; and the wireless industry's first global marketplace to support the monetization of applications and services developed in all programming languages. The BREW solution can make the wireless visions of innovative companies a reality.
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 the S&P 500 Index and is a 2005 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the extent and speed to which the BREW solution is adopted and deployed, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 26, 2004, and most recent Form 10-Q.