Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the finalists for its BREW 2006 Developer Awards, which are being sponsored again by Motorola, known around the world for its innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. The BREW Developer Awards have become one of the industry's only global programs for honoring and promoting innovative applications and services created by publishers and developers in Europe, Asia, North and South America. Award-winners are seen as trendsetters who are shaping the direction of the wireless industry. Honorees will be revealed and honored during a special awards ceremony on Thursday, June 1 at the BREW 2006 Conference, being held May 31-June 2 in San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel.
The BREW 2006 Developer Awards feature nine award categories, which span a diverse range of commercial and pre-commercial applications from communications and information to games and entertainment. Finalists are judged by an anonymous panel of international experts, who evaluate the applications based on criteria such as ease of use, originality, marketability and overall “wow factor.” In addition to application-specific awards, Qualcomm will again offer conference attendees a chance to vote for the highly coveted People's Choice award, a peer-recognition accolade that honors what the attendees deem as the most compelling application of the year.
“The BREW 2006 Developer Awards recognize some of the most exciting market-makers and rule-breakers in the wireless industry, those companies that are pushing the envelope with applications that take advantage of advanced technology and focus on a high-quality user experience,” said Mitch Oliver, vice president of product management for Qualcomm Internet Services. “The BREW Awards can be seen as the launching pad for some of the most successful applications in the market today. Once again we are especially proud of the global reach and diversity represented by our finalists, an important proof point of BREW's impact worldwide.”
The BREW 2006 Developer Awards finalists are:
- Best Up and Coming Application:
3D Tilt-A-World by Super Happy Fun Fun Inc. (U.S.), EZ Naviwalk by NAVITIME JAPAN CO. Ltd. (Japan), INCA by VOCEL (U.S.)
- Best Business Application:
BSE Portfolio Tracker by Astute Systems Technology Pvt. Ltd. (India), Chifeng Mobile e-Government System by Guangzhou Jinpeng Group Ltd. (China), Real Time Stock Information & Trading Application by Connect Technologies Corp. (Japan)
- Best Location-Based Service Application:
IGoBiz by Sichuan Greatwall Software Technology Co. Ltd. (China), LOC-AID People by LOC-AID Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Voice Navi by NAVITIME JAPAN Co. Ltd./ PDAger (China)
- Best Communications Application:
EasyRoam by Synapse Group Limited (New Zealand), KODAK Mobile Postcards by KODAK Imaging Network (U.S.), Uta-tomo (Music Friends) by Sony Corporation/Media Socket Inc. (Japan)
- Best Information Application:
Barcode Reader & Maker by 3Gvision Inc./ MEDIASEEK Inc. (Japan), eBay Wireless by Bonfire Media, Inc. (U.S.), QQ2006NewYear by Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited (China)
- Best Entertainment Application:
Amp'd Live by Amp'd Mobile (U.S.), COMIC SURFING by CELSYS, Inc. (Japan), NASCAR.COM TO GO by Digital Orchid (U.S.)
- Best Game Application:
Need for SpeedTM Underground 2 by EA Mobile (U.S.), World Poker Tour - Texas Hold 'em by Hands-on Mobile (MFORMA) (U.S.), Zuma by Glu Mobile (U.S.)
- Best Ringtone Application:
PAC-MAN's Arcade Corner by Namco Networks (U.S.), RealTone Jukebox by 9 Squared Inc. (U.S.), Sonic Color Ring by Beijing InfoQuick SinoVoice Speech Technology Corp. (China)
The BREW solution drives the discovery and delivery of data services. BREW subscribers can benefit from several offerings which include: uiOne™ for rich, integrated and dynamic user experiences with fast access to high revenue services on wireless devices; deliveryOne™ for differentiated and tightly integrated, operator-managed support and delivery of advanced wireless data content and services; and marketOne™ for a quick-to-market, hosted, scalable content delivery service that includes media titles, flexible management and monetization, content provider settlement and business intelligence services. Qualcomm offers this comprehensive set of BREW offerings to meet the distinct needs of companies delivering mobile products and services around the world.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2006 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.