Nokia has announced that it is accepting applications for its Forum Nokia PRO Awards, which will be presented on the eve of the Nokia Mobility Conference (NMC) in Barcelona, 2 - 3 November 2005.
All members of Nokia's advanced developer support program, Forum Nokia PRO, are qualified to submit an entry for the awards, which will be presented to developers who exemplify "best practices" and who have made significant contributions to driving innovation in the mobility industry.
Recipients of the seven Forum Nokia PRO Awards, to be announced at a special developer reception on 1 November 2005, will receive 2006 Forum Nokia PRO membership at no cost, a value of more than US$5,000, as well as a dedicated company information page on Forum Nokia's public site.
Forum Nokia PRO was established in February 2004. It offers premium business and technical benefits that accelerate the development cycle and create larger market opportunities for qualified developers. More than 400 companies have joined the program, which provides unique benefits in technology access, business development support and marketing opportunities.
The Forum Nokia PRO Awards 2005 will recognize outstanding achievement among PRO members in seven categories that are designed to broaden awareness of the most innovative and successful work in the mobile solutions and applications field today. These categories include:
2005 Developer of the Year Award
Rising Star Award - Presented to application, content or solutions provider with fewer than 30 employees
ARPU Award -- Best business model for operators
Enterprise Application - Series 60
Enterprise Application - Series 80
Gaming/Entertainment Application - Series 40
Gaming/Entertainment Application - Series 60
PRO members may submit entries until 30 September 2005. Pro members will be asked for details about their business activities during the last 12 months (the judging period) and they can indicate which categories they wish to be considered for.