Pocket PC magazine (soon to be renamed Smartphone & Pocket PC) announces Finalists in its Fifth Annual Best Software Awards at www.PocketPCmag.com/awards/
Over 80 Windows Mobile experts have cast their on-line ballots to determine the best Pocket PC and Smartphone software. They voted on over 700 software titles in 85 Pocket PC, 23 Smartphone, and 22 Developer Software categories. Finalists from the voting have been announced at http://www.PocketPCmag.com/awards. Finalists, winners, and judges favorites will be described in the 2006 Smartphone & Pocket PC Buyer’s Guide magazine due out early November. Software demos of finalists and winners will be found on the 2006 Best Of Everything demo CD, available to subscribers in February.
The awards process began in May when New Products Editor, Diane Dumas, and experts selected nominees from over 3000 software titles from the Encyclopedia of Windows Mobile Software and Accessories (www.PocketPCmag.com/enclopedia. Nominees were announced in July and voting took place in August and September. Members of the Pocket PC magazine Board of Experts include authors of Pocket PC books, Pocket PC magazine contributors, Microsoft Windows Mobile MVPs, and Webmasters and editors from top Windows Mobile sites. Experts and their qualifications, plus details on the awards process can be found at http://www.PocketPCmag.com/awards.
Backgrounder: Pocket PC magazine
In November 2005 Pocket PC magazine with the publication of its 2006 Buyer’s Guide becomes Smartphone & Pocket PC. The bi-monthly magazine supports users of Windows Mobile PDA’s and Smartphone. Each issue includes hardware and software reviews, user profiles, practical tips, plus an "Enterprise Solutions" supplement. A bonus issue, "The Ultimate Smartphone & Pocket How-to Guide" dedicated to turning Windows Mobile beginners into experts, will be mailed to all subscribers in September, The magazine’s companion Web site, http://www.PocketPCmag.com, is updated each week day with news, hot downloads, Web sites, reviews, and tips. It also contains magazine archives, a directory of the best Windows Mobile Web sites, and an Encyclopedia of over 3500 third-party software and accessories products.