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Nokia announces 2006 Forum Nokia PRO Awards for outstanding achievement in mobile applications


Submissions from World’s Top Developer Companies to be Judged by Independent Panel of Mobile Industry Experts

August 21, 2006 - Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced the call for entries in its Forum Nokia PRO Awards, which will honor exciting innovations, technical accomplishments and commercial successes that are driving the rapid evolution of mobile applications, content and services worldwide.

Open to all members of Nokia’s advanced developer program, Forum Nokia PRO, the 2006 Forum Nokia PRO Awards will recognize outstanding achievements in the explosive consumer entertainment and content markets and in new mobility solutions for productivity and the enterprise.

The Forum Nokia PRO Awards competition spans six categories -- Games, Music, Imaging, Productivity, Enterprise and Branded Content - and enlists a prestigious panel of independent mobile industry experts to evaluate new applications introduced to the market in the past 12 months from around the world.

The 2006 judging panel includes:

Julie Ask, research director and senior analyst, Jupiter Research (U.S.)
Adrian Bridgewater, editor, International Developer (Australia)
Isabelle Chan, senior editor, ZDNet Asia (Singapore)
Colin Gibbs, reporter, RCR Wireless News (U.S.)
Ken Hyers, principal analyst, mobile wireless research, ABI Research (U.S.)
Glenn Letham, editor-in-chief, (Canada)
Sascha Mattke, chief editor, Technology Review (Germany)
Stuart O’Brien, editor, Mobile Entertainment (U.K.)
Marek Pawlowski, editorial director, PMN (U.K.)
Andrew Seybold, principal, Andrew Seybold Group, LLC (U.S.)
Brad Smith, data/IP editor, Wireless Week (U.S.)
Yan Yuelong, deputy editor-in-chief, Telecom World Magazine (China)

Winners will be announced at a special developer reception hosted by Forum Nokia on the eve of the Nokia World event in Amsterdam, November 29 & 30. Winning companies each receive 2007 Forum Nokia PRO membership, a value of more than $5,000 (U.S.), as well as a dedicated company information page on Forum Nokia’s public web-site.

“The Forum Nokia PRO Awards provides the leading global companies creating mobile applications, content and services a chance to showcase their best work from the past year,” said Lee Epting, vice president, Forum Nokia. “The 2006 crop of entries promises to be especially exciting as today’s 3G networks coupled with the power of Nokia’s advanced devices and the development support available for Nokia’s platforms is enabling members of Forum Nokia PRO to set new standards in the sophistication and power of their applications and services.”

With more than 400 member companies who develop applications for devices built on the Series 40 and S60 platforms, Forum Nokia PRO offers premium business and technical benefits that accelerate the development cycle and create larger market opportunities for qualified developers. Members of the program, who range from start-ups specializing in mobile applications to many of the world’s technology giants, receive unique benefits in technology access, business development support and marketing opportunities.

For more information on the 2006 Forum Nokia PRO Awards program, and instructions for submitting an application, PRO members should visit

About Forum Nokia
Nokia’s global developer program, Forum Nokia connects developers to tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Singapore, Forum Nokia provides technical and business development support to developers and operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfully launching applications and services to consumers and enterprises. More information is available at

About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.


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