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Samsung Instinct Takes Best In Show At CTIA

Samsung has won the Best in Show award at CTIA Wireless 2008 for its Instinct phone. The phone was introduced by Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse at his keynote address. The phone will be available exclusively from Sprint. Also, winners were chosen in 13 categories for the third annual CTIA Wireless Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards, out of nearly 300 submissions.

The E-Tech awards honor the best products and innovations in a number of categories representing the wireless ecosystem, including mobile consumer electronics, consumer mobile applications, enterprise solutions, network infrastructure, mobile widgets, and 4G. A panel of 31 judges evaluated each entry on innovation, functionality, wow factor, importance of technology, and ease of use and implementation. The Best in Show award was chosen by CTIA attendees via test voting at the event in Las Vegas this week.

“This year's E-Tech award winners represent all facets of the mobile lifestyle—from the enterprise to the consumer,” said Robert Mesirow, CTIA vice president and show director. “We’d like to thank each of the judges for giving their time and expertise to the process of choosing this year’s top entrants. Congratulations to all of the winners.”

The 2008 E-Tech winners in each category are:

4G - Service Creation & Development
1st place: Accenture 4G Accelerator Solution v2.0
2nd place: Yahoo! Mobile Developer Platform
3rd place: SANDVINE PTS14710
4G - Service Management
1st place: Alcatel-Lucent 9900 Wireless Network Guardian
2nd place: MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER for WiMAX
3rd place: Over-the-Air Device-Provisioning Enablement for WiMAX from Bridgewater Systems
Consumer Applications—Healthcare/Public Safety/Transportation/Public Services
1st place: FocalPoint 3.0 by Omnilink
2nd place: mobi-pass from Mobiqua
3rd place: iVisit SeeStar/SeeScan
Consumer Applications—Messaging (SMS/MMS)/Mobile Marketing
1st place: Cellfire 3.0
2nd place: Reply with Jott for BlackBerry
3rd place: SnapNow Mobile Visual Search
Consumer Applications—Mobile Entertainment/Social Networking
1st place: Ontela's PicDeck
2nd place: WidSets
3rd place: Yahoo! Go 3.0
Enterprise Solutions
1st place: Copernic Mobile for Business
2nd place: TeleNav Track
3rd place: Zone Manager “enterprise IT asset tracking and inventory system”
Mobile CE—Accessory
1st place: Clear Harmony Wireless Ear Buds
2nd place: CradlePoint PHS300 Portable Hotspot
3rd place: Motorola WiMAX CPEi 750 Desktop CPE
Mobile CE—Fashion & Lifestyle Products
1st place: Nokia N810 WiMAX Edition
2nd place: Wilson SignalBoost Pro Amplifier Kit (801242)
3rd place: ARCHOS 705 WiFi Portable Media Player
Mobile CE—Phone/Smartphone
1st place: Instinct by Samsung, exclusively from Sprint
2nd place: Nokia N96
3rd place: Samsung ACE (SPH-i325)
Mobile Widgets—Consumer
1st place: Zumobi
2nd place: Fusion Voicemail Plus by PhoneFusion
3rd place: JACKED Mobile SportsTop
Mobile Widgets—Enterprise
1st place: PhoneFusion One’s Mobile Call Control
2nd place: CellTrust SecureSMS
Network Infrastructure—In-Building/Local Area Network Solution
1st place: Samsung UbiCell
2nd place: Airvana CDMA HubBub (Femtocell)
3rd place: Agito Networks RoamAnywhere Mobility Router
Network Infrastructure—Wide Area Network
1st place: Alcatel-Lucent 9900 Wireless Network Guardian
2nd place: Net-Net Multiservice Security Gateway (MSG) by Acme Packet
3rd place: Universal WiMax Digital Radio Head
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