Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, today announced its nominations for the BREW® 2008 Developer Awards program and its open call for speakers at the BREW 2008 Conference. BREW 2008 is being held May 28-30 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The conference annually draws more than 2,500 wireless industry professionals and luminaries from around the world.
Qualcomm will host the BREW 2008 Developer Awards, which honors notable publishers and developers and their achievements in BREW application development for the past year. The annual awards program features publishers and developers from around the world who submit their top BREW applications for consideration by an international panel of judges representing all facets of the wireless industry, including members of the media, industry analysts, operators and developers.
“During the past year, the industry has seen many innovative and creative applications hit the global market, from the United States and Europe to more emerging mobile markets such as China and India,” said Mitch Oliver, vice president of solutions and marketing for Qualcomm Internet Services. “Qualcomm is proud to play a part in the development of advanced wireless applications and services and is honored to recognize them through the annual BREW Developer Awards.”
The BREW 2008 Developer Awards program consists of the following seven categories:
· Best Up and Coming Application
· Best Public or Private Sector Business Application
· Best Location-Based Service Application
· Best Community/Social Networking Application
· Best Personalization or Infotainment Application
· Best Game Application
· People's Choice Award
Entrants can submit up to five applications by completing an online entry form and providing application demos by the deadline of February 29, 2008. An anonymous panel of wireless industry experts from around the world will then evaluate entries. Each entry will be evaluated based on the following criteria: ease of use, originality, “cool” factor, feature set and likelihood of success (for pre-commercial entries in the Best Up and Coming Application and Best Public or Private Sector Business Application categories) or shows evidence of success (for all other categories). Finalists will be announced on the BREW 2008 Web site on May 12. Finalists in all categories, excluding Best Up and Coming Application, will be eligible for the People's Choice Award, the winner of which is selected based on votes cast by BREW 2008 attendees. Winners will be revealed at BREW 2008. For more information or to submit for an award please visit: www.brew2008awards.com.
Industry experts with wireless business and technical insights who are interested in speaking at the conference are encouraged to submit their topics of interest for consideration by January 18, 2008. Subject matter should appeal to the conference's broad audience of wireless operators, device manufacturers, media and entertainment companies, publishers, developers, industry analysts and other leading companies in the wireless industry and in the technology and digital entertainment industries at-large. Full details on speaker submission requirements and the BREW 2008 speaker submission form can be found at: www.brew2008.com.
“Each year, the BREW Conference offers up an impressive roster of leading industry experts who deliver their insights, experience and advice in areas of growth and opportunity for the wireless industry,” said Bob Briggs, senior vice president and general manager of BREW for Qualcomm Internet Services. “Similarly, with its tech-savvy and entrepreneurial audience of operators, content providers and other wireless industry heavyweights, BREW 2008 provides speakers significant exposure among the people that matter most in wireless.”
BREW solutions change the way people relate to wireless data services. By enabling the discovery and delivery of high-value content, BREW creates opportunities for the wireless industry to enhance consumers' mobile data experience. Qualcomm's comprehensive and targeted BREW Signature Solutions offer reduced time to market and lower capital investment for companies providing mobile products and services. Customers also can benefit from several modular BREW offerings, including uiOne™, deliveryOne™ and QPoint™, which provide the foundation for customer-differentiated wireless data capabilities.
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 2007 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.