Nokia today announced the winners of its 2006 Forum Nokia PRO Awards, recognizing leading mobile applications, content and services successfully deployed in markets around the world and developed by members of Nokia’s advanced global developer program, Forum Nokia PRO, with more than 400 member companies worldwide.
Presented here as part of the annual Nokia World event, Nov. 29-30, the 2006 Forum Nokia PRO Awards honor exciting innovations,technical accomplishments and commercial successes that are driving the rapid evolution of mobile applications, content and services worldwide.
Currently deployed in markets in Asia, Europe and the United States and built to run on handsets based on both Series 40 and S60 platforms, winners of the 2006 Forum Nokia Pro Awards were selected from more than 100 contest entries by an independent panel of mobile industry experts, including leading journalists and analysts.
Entry in the awards competition was open to members of Forum Nokia PRO, which range from start-up companies specializing in mobile applications to many of the world’s technology giants. Forum Nokia PRO offers members premium benefits that include business development support, marketing opportunities and technology access, helping to accelerate the development cycle and create larger market opportunities for qualified developers.
The 2006 award winners in six application categories — Games, Music, Imaging, Productivity, Enterprise and Branded Content - as well as “Developer of the Year” and “Innovator of the Year” designations each receive a one-year free membership in Forum Nokia PRO (valued at $5,000 U.S.), as well as a dedicated company information page on Forum Nokia’s public website.
“The Forum Nokia PRO Awards provides an opportunity to highlight the work being done by companies pushing the envelope with the latest and most exciting mobile applications, services and enabling technologies in the market today,” said Lee Epting, Vice President, Forum Nokia. “The members of Forum Nokia PRO are at the forefront of driving breakthroughs that expanding revenue opportunities for operators and attracting a whole range of businesses seeking to leverage the smartphone explosion.”