Pocket PC Magazine Best Software Awards 2005 judging launched


Nominees have just been finalized in Pocket PC magazine’s Best Software Awards – the most comprehensive awards for Pocket PC and Smartphone software – now in its fifth year. Judges are now evaluating and voting for best 2005 software.

New Products Editor, Diane Dumas, and the 2005 Board of Experts have finalized the nominees from Pocket PC magazine’s exhaustive Encyclopedia of Software and Accessories. Over 700 Nominees, in 129 categories have been selected. Finalists will be announced in late September, winners in October at the Awards Home Page at www.pocketpcmag.com/awards/  Complete details about the winners will be included in the 2006 Buyers Guide, available early November, mailed free to Pocket PC magazine subscribers.

The awards are divided into three sections:

1) Pocket PC Software (85 categories):   www.pocketpcmag.com/awards/nominees_2005.asp

2) Smartphone Software (22 categories):  www.pocketpcmag.com/awards/categorysp_2005.asp

3) Software for Developers (22 categories): www.pocketpcmag.com/awards/category_2005.asp?catid=46

List of all nominees in all categories:     www.pocketpcmag.com/awards/category_all_2005.asp

From July 1, 2005 through July 15, 2005 the nominations were open to feedback from the general public and were open to modification. 

Comments on the nominations may be made in the Pocket PC magazine forum:


Ninety Windows Mobile experts in Pocket PC and Smartphone software from around the world help select the nominations and then vote for winners. These experts are prominent Web Sites associates, Microsoft MVPs, support forum contributors, and Pocket PC magazine contributors. Their qualifications can be viewed from the board of experts page. These are all volunteers and none who vote are employed by Pocket PC magazine.  Developer Software nominations are determined by a team of experts headed by Christian Forsberg of www.businessanyplace.net and Bob Katayama of www.han-d-solutions.com.

The Board of Experts cast votes to determine the winners during August. Winners and finalists are the top vote getters. These experts also submit comments about the software for publication in 2006 issues of Pocket PC magazine.



Thanks BobR! This annual effort by PPC Mag is one of the most extensive of this kind I’ve ever seen and while a LOT of work the end results are well worth it. End-users can get a ton of good information about just every category of PPC/ Smartphone software available as you have indicated.


This is a fantastic exercise. Thanks for participating, and congratulations on the honor of being chosen.

The information from last year about the winners and the other software judged was one of the best resources for me when I first tried to get comfortable on a PPC, after using PalmOS for so many years. Because of the usefulness of all that info on the PPC web site, I also ended up subscribing also to hardcopy version of the magazine which is excellent.

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