The winners of the Fifth Annual Best Software Awards conducted by Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine (formerly Pocket PC magazine) have been announced. Eighty members of the Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine Board of Experts (including geekzone.co.nz) 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 communiity 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.
The 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.
A 4MB PDF special downloadable report (US$5.95) contains screen shots and descriptions of all Best Software Award Pocket PC and Smartphone winners, as well as the product names and URLs of the finalists. Included are a special 3 page GPS section and 4 pages of judges revealing their favorites and why. The report is given free to new Smartphone & Pocket PC subscribers. The report is excerpted from the Smartphone & Pocket PC 2006 Buyers Guide, mailed to subscribers and appearing on newsstands in November.