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International CTIA WIRELESS 2009® Announces Finalists for Emerging Technology Awards

Finalists for the 4th Annual 2009 CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards were announced today and online voting is now open for the coveted Best in Show Award. International CTIA WIRELESS 2009® takes place April 1-3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. All award submissions will be on display in the E-Tech Awards Showcase, located prominently in the South Hall, Booth 114.

For the first time, CTIA has established a micro-site dedicated to featuring all of the innovative and cutting edge products submitted in this year's contest. Using this site, anyone can go to http://ctiait.ctia.org/eTechw2009public to select their favorite entrants, all of which are eligible to win the Best in Show Award.

Online voting for Best in Show will end on Monday, March 30th at 5:00 p.m. EDT. At that time, CTIA will begin accepting text votes via common short code. Each product on display in the E-Tech Showcase will be assigned a code and CTIA participants can vote for their favorite product by texting the associated code to 868464 (VOTING). The entry that receives the highest total in online and text votes will win Best in Show.

All first, second and third place award winners, as well as the Best in Show winner, will be announced at the E-Tech Awards Ceremony, taking place April 2, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. on the South Hall Exhibit Floor Stage.

“Every year the CTIA E-Tech award winners indicate which new technologies and services are shaping the wireless industry,” said Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA. “We received nearly 300 entrants this year, making judging extremely competitive. CTIA congratulates the finalists, and we look forward to seeing the results of the first ever integrated text and online voting for Best in Show.”

The Finalists in the 2009 CTIA E-Tech Awards Program include:

4G - Service Creation & Development
Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent 8661 Directory Server
Allot, Service Gateway Sigma
Anritsu Company, MD8430A Signaling Tester
Harris Stratex Networks, Inc., Wireless IP Services API

4G - Service Management
FusionOne, FusionOne’s Handset Transfer Solution 
InnoPath Software, InnoPath ActiveCare – Mobile Device Management Enabled LTE Customer Care 
Motorola, Inc., Motorola LTE Self Organizing Networks (SON) Solution 
Openet, Openet’s Fair Usage Solution 
WiSpry, Inc., MEMS Tunable Digital Capacitors

Enterprise & Vertical - General Business Solution 
Cisco, WebEx Meeting Center 
Dexterra, Dexterra Concert™ Mobile Platform
Intuit, Intuit GoPayment
Qualcomm, Gobi2000™ 
Sprint, TeleNav Vehicle Manager™ from Sprint

Enterprise & Vertical – Energy or Utility Solution 
Accenture, 3D Industrial Wireless 
Aeris Communications & Kyocera Wireless, Aeris AerCommand 

Enterprise & Vertical - Healthcare Solution 
Gearworks, OnCare 
iVisit, iVisit RX 
Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, The Panasonic Toughbook H1

Green - Consumer Applications to Promote Green Practices 
GOSUB 60, Inc., Sudoku Deluxe: Green Edition 
Nokia, Nokia Carbon Calculator 
ViralMesh, shopgreen

Green - Consumer Hardware 
HUGHES Telematics, in-Drive AT-500 
Motorola Inc., MOTO™ W233 Renew 
Suntrica, Suntrica's Solar-Powered Chargers 
USA Wireless Solutions, Biodegradable RPET Packaging by Innovative Plastech and USAWS 
Xentris Wireless, Wireless Inductive Charging Case for the Blackberry Storm Phone

Green - Green Network Hardware and Infrastructure 
Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent Sustainable Power Solution 
Cradlepoint Technology, CBA250 Cellular-to-Ethernet Adapter 
Nokia Siemens Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio Base Station
VNL, VNL's WorldGSM Solar-powered GSM Base Station

Mobile Applications & Widgets - Healthcare/Public Safety/Transportation/Public Services 
MyKidisSafe Mobile, MyKidisSafe Mobile All In One 
Nokia, Nokia Traffic Planner
OnStar, OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown 
Rave Wireless, Rave Guardian 
WeatherBug, WeatherBug Protect

Mobile Applications & Widgets - Mobile Entertainment/Social Networking 
FusionOne, FusionOne Network Address Book 
Intercasting Corporation, Intercasting's ANTHEM 2.0 
MobiTV, Mobi4Biz
Nimbuzz B.V., Nimbuzz 
Nokia, Ovi Store

Mobile Applications & Widgets - Mobile Marketing/Mobile Advertising 
Alcatel-Lucent, Mobile Enhanced Reality 
FeedHenry, FeedHenry - the Complete Widget Services Platform 
GetJar, GetJar Pay-Per-Downloads 
Greystripe, GS.Rich Media Ad Formats 
PhindMe Mobile, Everywhereigo.com

Mobile Applications & Widgets - Mobile Payments 
aKos Technology Corporation, aKos Mobile Remittance Gateway Engine (MRGe) 
First Data, First Data® GO-Tag™ Solution 
Shorthand Mobile, Shorthand 
Sybase 365, mpass 
Vesta Corporation, OneButton Top-Up

Mobile Applications & Widgets - Pro-sumer/Business Productivity
Cisco, WebEx Meeting Center 
Expert System, COGITO Answers 
Flurry, Flurry Analytics 
Nuance Communications, Nuance Voice Control (NVC) 2.0 
Nuance Communications, T9 Nav™

Mobile CE - Accessory 
AnyDATA, APT-210D 
Avantronics Limited, Bluetooth Text-To-Speech Speakerphone with Solar Charging 
Parrot Inc., Parrot MKi9200 
Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung MBP-200
Wi-Ex, zBoost International

Mobile CE - Fashion & Lifestyle Products 
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., E181 HSPA USB STICK 
Motorola Inc., AURA™ by Motorola 
Novatel Wireless, Novatel Wireless MiFi 2352 Intelligent Mobile HotSpot 
PowerFilm Inc., USB + AA solar charger
Zeebo Inc., Zeebo

Mobile CE - Phone/Smartphone 
HTC America, HTC Touch Pro2 
Nokia, Nokia N97 
Research in Motion, BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone 
Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung Memoir™ 
ZER01 Communications, Inc., ZERO1 Mobile 

Network Infrastructure - In-Building/Local Area Network Solution 
Agito Networks, Agito Networks RoamAnywhere™ Mobility Router™ 
Motorola Inc., Motorola’s CDMA 9100 Series KeepMeConnected Femtocell 
Nextivity Inc., Nextivity SMART Repeater 
Qualcomm, Femtocell Station Modem™ (FSM™) Chipsets
Samsung Telecommunications America, Network Extender by Samsung

Network Infrastructure - Wide Area Network 
Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent Software-defined Multi-technology Architecture (SMA) for 4G Evolution of CDMA RAN 
Fujitsu Network Communications, BroadOne™ LS LTE eNodeB 
Harris Stratex Networks, Eclipse Packet Node 
Nokia Siemens Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio Base Station 
Vanu, Inc., Vanu® MultiRAN

About the CTIA E-Tech Awards

Created in 2006, The CTIA Emerging Technology Awards program is designed to give industry recognition and exposure to the best wireless products and services in the areas of Consumer, Enterprise and Network technology. Nearly 300 applications were submitted in 18 categories and reviewed by a panel of recognized members of the media, industry analysts and executives. Products were judged on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall “wow” factor.

Note to journalists: Qualified media may pre-register online up until March 29, 2009: https://registration.itnintl.com/ctiawireless09/regOnline/press.aspx

About International CTIA WIRELESS 2009®

As the largest wireless show in the world representing a $1 trillion global industry, International CTIA WIRELESS brings together all industries advanced by wireless technology for three days of intense learning and networking. Visit www.ctiashow.com.

CTIA -The Wireless Association® is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, representing carriers, manufacturers and wireless Internet providers. CTIA is also recognized as the producer of two annual technology events: International CTIA WIRELESS 2009 takes place in Las Vegas, April 1-3; International CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2009 takes place in San Diego, October 7-9. For more association information, visit www.ctia.org.

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