Wireless data communications industry analyst, journalist and consultant Andrew Seybold announces nine finalists in the annual Choice Awards competition conducted by Andrew Seybold, Inc. to recognize the year’s “most innovative” offerings in Mobile Technology, Mobile Devices and Mobile Applications. Winners will be revealed at the Annual Andrew Seybold Wireless Dinner on January 6, 2011 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Andrew Seybold, Inc. is dedicated to solving client challenges through strategic consulting, client-specific research and analysis, publications, speaking engagements and educational programs.
Categories and finalists.
FINALISTS FOR MOST INNOVATIVE MOBILE TECHNOLOGY INCLUDES:
Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Smartloading turns smart phones into mobile DVRs that allow users to download and use the content they want without concern for usage caps or managing their network connections.
Antenna Mobile Platform provides a portfolio of mobile applications for business-to-consumer and employee activities in areas such as financial services, retail, consumer product goods, life sciences and manufacturing.
Vantrix Bandwith Optimizer compresses video content for mobile carriers and optimizes it for real-time delivery.
MOST INNOVATIVE MOBILE DEVICE FINALISTS ARE:
Apple Computer’s iPad is a tablet computer marketed as a platform for audio and visual media such as books, periodicals, movies, music, and games as well as web content.
Panasonic’s Toughboook U1 Ultra combines the portability of a handheld with a full Windows OS, a reputation for durability and a suite of available features.
Sound ID’s 510 Bluetooth Headset with its free EarPrint app optimizes the Bluetooth experience.
THE FINALISTS FOR MOST INNOVATIVE MOBILE APPLICATION INCLUDES:
AdelaVoice’s Start Talking is a hands-free/eyes-free, speech recognition and text-to-speech application that allows drivers to dictate messages and listen to responses by speaking commands.
QuickOffice Connect Mobile Suite for iPad is a newly redesigned native iPad solution that provides users with access to cloud services and enables them to view, edit and share Microsoft Office files on-the-go.
Sundrop Mobile, Inc.’s Reward Card Wallet allows consumers to store loyalty cards – grocery, motor club, etc. — on iPhone or Android mobile devices as well as to receive location-based marketing alerts from local businesses.