The annual Best Software Awards for Pocket PC and Smartphone software is its fifth edition. New Products Editor, Diane Dumas, and the 2005 Board of Experts have selected the nominees from Pocket PC magazine’s Encyclopedia of Software and Accessories. Over 493 Nominees, in 122 categories have been selected.
Nominations are now open to public comment and open to modification until 15 July 2005 when they will be frozen and published shortly thereafter. More information is available at the Awards page on Pocket PC magazine’s website.
The awards are divided into three sections, including Pocket PC Software, Smartphones Software and Software for Developers.
Discussion of the nominations are found on the Pocket PC magazine Forums. Only products and versions released by 15 July 2005 are eligible for the voting.
Eighty-three experts in Pocket PC and Smartphone software from around the world help select the nominations and then vote for winners. These volunteer 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. Developer Software nominations are determined by a team of experts headed by Christian Forsberg and Bob Katayama.
The Board of Experts cast votes to determine the winners. These experts also submit comments about the software for publication in 2006 issues of Pocket PC magazine.