In case you missed our live blog, here's the official press release following up on the BlackBerry EMEA Alliance Summit 2009 Innovation Awards. Over 150 apps/services competed over seven enterprise and consumer categories to fight for the top spot. The judges were independent of RIM (I was actually on the judging panel for both the Connect on BlackBerry and Entertainment on BlackBerry categories). Read on for the details and congrats to all the winners!
Rome, Italy - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the winners of the BlackBerry Alliance Program's EMEA Innovation Awards 2009. Running for the second consecutive year, the awards showcase innovative organisations in the EMEA region who are delivering compelling mobile applications and services to customers on the BlackBerry platform.
Tasked with identifying seven category winners whose apps demonstrated creativity, return on investment and popularity with users, an independent panel of 13 judges selected the winners, who were named last night at the awards ceremony at the BlackBerry EMEA Alliance Summit 2009.
"The EMEA Innovation Awards celebrates the success of our partners who are developing creative and compelling applications and services for the BlackBerry platform. The winners of this year's awards demonstrated particular innovation in their respective categories," said Tyler Lessard, Vice President of Global Alliances at RIM. "There are thousands of BlackBerry Alliance Members that are developing innovative applications and services for the BlackBerry platform and we applaud the positive impact they collectively deliver for our mutual customers. We also applaud the specific companies recognised at last night's awards ceremony for helping transform the mobile applications market and making a distinct difference in how customers use their BlackBerry smartphones."
The winners were selected by an independent panel of 13 judges comprising of industry experts, media and representatives from organisations with large smartphone deployments. For further information on the judging panel, please visit http://blackberryalliancesummit.com/judges.html
For further information on the awards, please visit: www.blackberryalliancesummit.com/awards.html