Champion Award Winners
Last night, Handango announced the winners of the Handango Champion Awards at the fifth annual Handango Partner Summit. Judged by a panel of industry experts and media, the Handango Champion Awards were presented for BlackBerry, Palm OS, UIQ, Series 60 and Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC and Smartphone applications in the following categories: Best Application for Work, Best Application for Play, Best Application for Life, Best New Application and Best Industry Application.
At the awards ceremony, Handango also recognized six software companies as “Developers of the Year” for their outstanding software development, committed customer care and forward-thinking innovation. The winners of the Developer of the Year awards are: — BlackBerry: Terratial Technologies — Palm OS: Chapura — UIQ: EPOCWARE — Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC: Developer One, Inc. — Windows Mobile-based Smartphone: Ilium Software
Sponsored by Microsoft, Nokia and Sony Ericsson, the event was hosted on the luxurious Sir Winston yacht. While watching the Miami city lights in the dusk and the setting sun over Biscayne Bay, participants started the evening with an elegant dinner followed by an entertaining awards presentation.
“I would like to congratulate this year’s Champion Award winners and applaud their successes,” said Randy Eisenman, president and chief executive officer of Handango. “The title ‘Handango Champion Award Winner’ is quite an honor, as finalists and winners are nominated by customers and chosen by some of the best minds in the mobile content industry.”
Each Handango Champion Award recipient will receive a prize package that includes a $5,000 marketing stipend, placement in a special edition of the Handango Champion Newsletter and a variety of additional promotional opportunities.
The Handango Champion Award winners are:
Blackberry Series 60
— Best Application for Work — Best Application for Work – Mail2Fax by – Quickoffice Premier by http://www.software-for-blackberry.com/ Mobile Digital Media — Best Application for Play — Best Application for Play – Ring Tone Megaplex by – SKY FORCE by Infinite Terratial Technologies Dreams — Best Application for Life — Best Application for Life – WorldMate by MobiMate – IM+: Instant Messenger by SHAPE Services — Best New Application — Best New Application – eSpell by DynoPlex – Stuntcar Extreme by Fathammer — Best Application for Work — Best Application for Work – SnapperMail Premier Bundle – Pocket Informant 2005 by by Snapperfish WebIS — Best Application for Play — Best Application for Play – Pocket Tunes Deluxe by NormSoft – Fish Tycoon by LDW Software — Best Application for Life — Best Application for Life – VeriChat by PDAapps – Spb Pocket Plus by Spb — Best New Application —Best New Application – SplashBlog by SplashData —Software House — Best Industry Application — Best Industry Application – Davis’s Drug Guide by – CodeWallet Pro 2005 by Unbound Medicine Developer One — Best Application for Work — Best Application for Work – Handy Day 2005 by EPOCWARE – Papyrus by SBSH — Best Application for Play — Best Application for Play – Aces Texas Hold’em – Legacy by Redshift – No Limit by Concrete Software — Best Application for Life — Best Application for Life – Fizz Traveller by Fizt – eZiTap FEP by Zi Corporation Software — Best New Application — Best New Application – Wayfinder Navigator by – Jeyo Mobile Extender by Wayfinder Systems Jeyo – NewsBreak by Ilium Software
A complete list of winners is available HERE.