Fairfield, IA 52556 – November 4, 2005 The winners of the Fifth Annual Best Software Awards conducted by Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine (formerly Pocket PC magazine) have been announced at www.pocketpcmag.com/awards. Eighty members of the Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine Board of Experts judged Windows Mobile products in 130 Pocket PC, Smartphone, and Developer categories to determine finalists and winners.
Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine publisher, Hal Goldstein, said that “The annual Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine Best Software Awards helps users select software that best suits their Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone needs by honoring companies that produce outstanding software. The awards process is a huge 6-month undertaking involving the experts of the Windows Mobile community and over 3000 Pocket PC and Smartphone products.”
Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine’s New Products Editor, Diane Dumas, and the Board of Expert judges spent two months selecting 768 award nominees, about 25% of the Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine Encyclopedia of Software and Accessories. Christian Forsberg of www.businessanyplace.net and Bob Katayama of www.han-d-solutions.com headed a team of experts to determine nominations for Developer Software.
The Board of Experts who helped select the nominations and then voted for winners are from all over the world. They run prominent Web Sites, serve as Microsoft MVPs, and write for Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine and other orgranizations. These are all volunteers and none are permanent employees of Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine.