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LAPTOP Magazine Announces 2008 Mobile Innovation Award Winners
 January 10, 2009

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LAPTOP Magazine Announces 2008 Mobile Innovation Award Winners

Awards honor 50 breakthrough mobile technology gadgets and applications.

NEW YORK, NY — January 10, 2009: LAPTOP—Mobile Solutions for Business & Life, the leading mobile technology magazine and Web site, today announced the winners of its fifth annual Mobile Innovation Awards. The awards recognize breakthroughs in the design and functionality of mobile technology products and services.

True innovations are those that not only surpass what has come before but also surprise, delight, and open minds to new possibilities. These are the characteristics shared by all 50 of the 2008 Mobile Innovation Award winners. “We evaluated hundreds of products when selecting the Mobile Innovation Award winners,” said Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP’s Editor in Chief. “But from the first affordable in-flight broadband service and Google’s first smart phone to eco-friendly Wi-Fi routers and pocket-size projectors, the gadgets and services we’ve chosen all do justice to the word innovation.”

The winners are featured in the January issue of LAPTOP, currently on newsstands, and on www.laptopmag.com/mobileinnovation. The issue also previews some of the most promising innovations on the horizon, including Nvidia’s Tegra APX 2500 chip, ooVoo’s high-definition video calling, Nuance’s Open Voice Search, and Fujifilm’s Finepix Real 3D System.

The 2008 Mobile Innovation Award winners are:

Mobile Computing:
  • Aircell GoGo
  • Apple MacBook
  • Apple MacBook Pro 
  • Fujitsu Lifebook N7010 
  • HP Touchsmart TX2Z 
  • Lenovo ThinkPad W700
  • Sony VAIO Z Series
  • Intel Atom 
  • Intel X25-M 
  • Nvidia GeForce 9400M
  • Qualcomm Gobi
  • Splashtop 
  • Toshiba USB Sleep and Charge USB Ports

Cell Phones:

  • Blackberry Storm 
  • LG Decoy
  • T-Mobile G1

Cell Phone Applications:

  • iPhone App Store
  • Qik 
  • Sprint One Click
  • Swype
  • Skyfire

Cell Phone Accessories:

  • iqua 603 Sun
  • Aliph Jawbone
  • Polaroid Pogo Instant Mobile Printer
  • T-Mobile Cameo

Projector:
Optoma Pico Pocket Projector

GPS Navigation:

  • Azentek Smartmirror
  • Eye-Fi Explore
  • Garmin nüvi 880

Software:

  • Google Chrome
  • Cogi
  • Crossloop
  • Digsby
  • Sharpcast SugarSync
  • Xobni Beta
  • Yammer

Accessories:

  • Livescribe Pulse Smartpen
  • Skooba Checkthrough Bag

Entertainment:

  • RealDVD
  • Slacker for Blackberry
  • Slingcatcher
  • Spore
  • Sony MDR-NC500D

Wireless Networking:

  • D-Link Green Products
  • Kensington Wireless USB Docking Station
  • Linksys WRT610N Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router
  • Xohm

Digital Cameras/Camcorders: 

  • Casio Exilim EX-F1 and EX-FH20
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
  • Nikon D90
  • Motorola Motozine ZN5  

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LAPTOP—Mobile Solutions for Business & Life celebrates the infusion of mobile technology in our daily lives and provides the information and insights that enable its readers to thrive in a wireless world. It serves as the essential guide for mobile professionals and tech-savvy consumers who depend upon our expert product evaluations, helpful how-to advice, and examination of the societal impact of mobile technology.  Visit www.laptopmag.com.

For Further Information:
Liz Moran
Marketing Director
LAPTOP Magazine
lmoran@laptopmag.com
212-807-8220