Handango, the leading provider of mobile content, today announced the finalists of the sixth annual Handango Champion Awards, which recognize exceptional mobile content providers and their applications. Open nominations were held from June 14-July 4, 2006 on Handango's Web site (http://www.handango.com ) to determine the 2006 finalists.
An independent panel of judges will choose the winners, who will be announced on September 11th at the sixth annual Handango Partner Summit in Santa Monica, California. Awards will be presented for BlackBerry(TM), Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone, Palm OS?, Symbian UIQ and S60 in the following categories:
* Best Application for Work
* Best Application for Play
* Best Application for Life
* Best New Application
* Best Industry Application
A complete list of finalists is available at:
"Year after year, we are amazed by the innovation demonstrated by our content partners," said Randy Eisenman, president and chief executive officer of Handango. "It is always a pleasure for us to see them honored by the customers they serve. Each and every finalist should be proud of their well- deserved nominations."
In addition to honoring the Champion Awards winners, Handango will also present "Developer of the Year" awards to one company for each mobile operating system. The "Developer of the Year" award acknowledges exemplary overall accomplishments in development, marketing and business practices.
Each Handango Champion Award winner will receive a prize package that includes a $5,000 marketing stipend, placement in a special edition of the Handango Champion Newsletter and a variety of other promotional opportunities. Winners and finalists will also be featured prominently on Handango's Web and on-device storefronts.
Handango is the leading provider of mobile content, bringing more than 190,000 digital titles to market through an extensive global distribution network that reaches millions of mobile customers. Handango's application management and provisioning platform, Handango AMPP, has been chosen as the mobile content delivery platform for RIM, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Cingular Wireless, T-Mobile, Orange, Microsoft, HP, Sega Mobile, AOL and more than 200 others. For more information, visit http://corp.handango.com .