2011 Award Winners

Leaders in All Aspects of Mobile Recognized for Successes Achieved Worldwide

New York, Los Angles, London, Hong Kong, Brazil – June 1, 2011 – Recognizing companies, individuals and technologies that have shaped the way in which the world communicates, the 2011 Mobile Merit Awards winners and runner ups were announced today. Through nominations the Mobile Merit Awards notes the excellence achieved in the global mobile industry. This year's winners were judged based on industry impact, innovation, technologies, social importance, implementation and overall success factor.

"The Mobile Merit Awards invites submissions from the most cutting edge innovators in the mobile space," said Michelle Sklar, On-Air reporter/Blogger, Techvibes.com. "It is an honor to participate and recognize both emerging and leading talent."

"I am honored to have participated in the Mobile Merit Awards, which had so many strong and innovative entries, highlighting how substantive the mobile industry is and is going to continue to be," said judge Chuck Martin, CEO of Mobile Future Institute and Author of The Third Screen (Marketing to Your Customers in a World Gone Mobile).

"This years' entrants had very clever mobile marketing ideas and campaigns from around the world, and the winners were able to attach measurable success metrics to their work," said Gary Cohen, VP - Sales & Business Development, ITG Market Research.

"B2 Group is happy to extend our extensive knowledge and experience within mHealth and the Wireless Life Sciences to judge this year's Mobile Health Category for the Mobile Merit awards. This emerging market place holds huge amounts of revenue generation potential for current mobile players but also other channel groups and non-mobile players. It is great to see so much interest in mHealth and the huge potential it holds for the world as we address the aging baby boomer dilemma around extended care and rising costs," said Bob Bilbruck CEO B2 Group, a strategic business development firm .

Following are this year's winners and runner ups:

Category:  Mobile Technologies

  • - 4G Service Creation & Development
    • - Winner:  Novatel Wireless
    • - Runner Up:  Actiontec
  • - Billing & Customer Care
    • - Winner: Vesta
  • - Infrastructure
    • - Winner:  Alcatel-Lucent
    • - Runner Up: Mavenir
  • - Service Delivery Platform
    • - Winner: Sybase
    • - Runner Up: Seven Networks

Category:  Mobile Services

  • - Enterprise Product or Service
    • - Winner: Telenav
    • - Runner Up: PowerWave
  • - Mobile Payments & Commerce
    • - Winner: Tyfone
    • - Runner Up: Sybas

Category: Mobile Marketing

  • - Brand Agency
    • - Winner: Vibes Media
  • - Campaign
    • - Winner: F.biz
  • - Mobile Marketing Innovation
    • - Winner: Telenav
    • - Runner Up: Telibrahma

Category: Mobile Health

  • - mHealth
    • - Winner: Diversinet
    • - Runner Up: Zomm

Category: Mobile Media Entertainment

  • - Mobile Entertainment Technology
    • - Winner: MobiTV
    • - Runner Up: airG
  • - Mobile Gaming
    • - Winner: OpenFeint
    • - Runner Up: MocoSpace

Category: Gadgets/Handsets/Devices

  • - Mobile Connected Device, Non-gadget
    • - Winner: Novatel Wireless
    • - Runner Up: USAePAY
  • - Mobile Handset or Device
    • - Winner: Samsung Galaxy S 4G
    • - Runner Up: Samsung  WiFi only Galaxy Tab

Category: Mobile Apps

  • - Android
    • - Winner: Telenav
    • - Runner Up: Nuance
  • - Blackberry
    • - Winner: SugarSync
  • - iPhone
    • - Winner: SugarSync
    • - Runner Up: Livio Radio
  • - Overall Consumer App
    • - Winner: Bump
    • - Runner Up: Poynt
  • - Overall Enabler App
    • - Winner: PocketCloud
    • - Runner Up: DeviceAnywhere