Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine Announces the Winners of its Fifth Annual Windows Mobile

Best Software Awards 2005




Diane Dumas, New Products Editor




Hal Goldstein, Publisher



Fairfield, IA 52556 – November 4, 2005 The winners of the Fifth Annual Best Software Awards conducted by Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine (formerly Pocket PC magazine) have been announced at www.pocketpcmag.com/awards. Eighty members of the Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine Board of Experts 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, about 25% of the Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine Encyclopedia of Software and Accessories. Christian Forsberg of www.businessanyplace.net and Bob Katayama of www.han-d-solutions.com headed a team of experts to determine nominations for Developer Software.

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. These are all volunteers and none are permanent employees of Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine.

Special 21 page report with live URLs


A 4 MB PDF special downloadable report ($5.95) available at www.pocketpcmag.com/awards 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.



About Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine

Bi-monthly Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine is a print and multi-digital publication dedicated to users of Windows Mobile PDA’s and Smartphone devices. Each issue includes hardware and software reviews, user profiles, practical tips, plus an “Enterprise Solutions” supplement. Its companion Web site, www.PocketPCmag.com, is updated each day with news, hot downloads, Web sites, reviews, and tips; and also contains archives, a directory of the best Windows Mobile Web sites, and an Encyclopedia of 3600 third-party software and accessories products at http://www.PocketPCmag.com/encyclopedia.asp.