CTIA E-Tech Awards Finalists Revealed: HTC ThunderBolt, LG Revolution, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Xoom - Voting Now Open


You can now cast your vote for the CTIA 2011 Emerging Technology Awards online that will be announced at CTIA on Wednesday, March 23 at 2 PM by Jon Fortt CNBC Technology Correspondent.

Many of the entries will be displayed in a showcase in the Emerging Technology Zone during International CTIA WIRELESS.

The nominees are according to different categories.  The phones and smartphones are familiar because they appeared previously in our top best Android smartphones now an' later.  The good news for those who are worried that the HTC ThunderBolt may be the ThunderMyth is that it is nominated and will be seen during CTIA. 

The most interesting app is Viewdle, which automatically recognizes people in any of your photos and videos on your phone and then tags them instantly and links them to Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and more.  Many of the nominees are obvious, but if is not clear what was nominated, we have added a description.


  • HTC ThunderBolt, HTC - The HTC ThunderBolt has a 4.3-inch screen, front and rear cameras, integrated DLNA support, next
    generation 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and HTC Sense.  The HTC ThunderBolt
    is a cutting-edge multimedia powerhouse.
  • LG Revolution, LG Mobile Phones - This first VoLTE-capable smartphone has a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, DLNA, HDMI, DivX
    compatibility, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G/LTE mobile hotspot
    capabilities, Wi-Fi, and a
    microSD card slot. 
  • Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Mobility - A phone that acts like a computer, the Motorola ATRIX 4G delivers both
    the power and performance of mobile computing, all while fitting
    comfortably in the user's pocket (read review).
  • Also listed are two embargoed not-released-yet LG Mobile phones without names.

Tablets/Netbooks/Embedded Wireless Devices

  • AT&T-connected Vitality GlowCaps, AT&T.
  • BlackBerry PlayBook, Research In Motion.
  • Eye-Fi Direct Mode, Eye-Fi.
  • MOTOROLA XOOM, Motorola Mobility (read review).
  • T-Mobile G-Slate with Google by LG, LG Mobile Phones.


Productivity, Utility and Public Safety

  • LogMeIn Ignition, LogMeIn, Inc.
  • GadgetTrak, ActiveTrak.
  • Opera Mini, Opera Software.
  • Skype for iPhone App, Skype.
  • SwiftKey Tablet, TouchType Ltd. 

Social Networking/Content/Entertainment

  • Muve Music from Cricket, Cricket Communications/Leap Wireless, Int.
  • Digimarc Discover, Digimarc.
  • mSpot Music, mSpot, Inc. 
  • Verizon FiOS Mobile, Verizon.
  • Viewdle - automatically recognize people in any of your photos and videos and tag them instantly.

Health, Wellness & Fitness

  • Alcatel-Lucent TeleHealth Manager, Alcatel-Lucent.
  • Digifit, Digifit.
  • iHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System, iHealth Lab.
  • The Telcare Cellular-Enabled Blood Glucose Meter, Telcare, Inc.
  • WellDoc Diabetes Manager System, WellDoc.

Mobile Commerce

  • 1Touch Frictionless Mobile Payments, appMobi.
  • aisle411, aisle411 .
  • BilltoMobile, BilltoMobile.
  • Key Ring Reward Cards, Mobestream Media.
  • ROAMpay Swipe for BlackBerry, ROAM Data, Inc.



  • Novatel Wireless 4G MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, Novatel Wireless.
  • Jabra STONE2, Jabra.
  • Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, Samsung Telecommunications America.
  • ZAGGmate w/keyboard, ZAGG.

Fashion & Lifestyle Products

  • ZOMM, ZOMM, LLC - a wireless phone leash, speakerphone and safety device, ZOMM alerts you with an alarm if you walk away from your phone so that you never leave your phone behind.
  • ZuniDigital, Inc.

General Business

  • ChoiceView, Radish Systems, LLC.
  • PAYware Mobile Enterprise, VeriFone.
  • Roambi ES3 v3.1, MeLLmo.
  • Symantec Next Generation Network Protection, Symantec.
  • TerreStar GENUS, TerreStar.

Healthcare & Wellness

  • Bluetooth v4.0 with low energy technology, Bluetooth SIG.
  • CellTrak - 1.74 Mobile HealthCare Visit Manager Application, CellTrak Technologies, Inc.
  • Reflection, powered by Aframe Digital, Reflection Solutions.
  • Telcare's Diabetes Disease Management Solution, Telcare, Inc.
  • WoundMatrix Mobile Wound Management Solution, WoundMatrix, Inc. 

Mobile Marketing or Advertising

  • Appcelerator Titanium Commerce, Appcelerator.
  • Celtra AdCreator, Celtra Technologies.
  • GET IT, Emdigo.
  • miSpot for Advertisers, GoldSpot Media.
  • Mobile Marketing Console (MMC), ZOS Communications.

Green Telecom & Smart Energy Solutions, Applications and Hardware

  • E-2500 Fuel Cell System, ReliOn.
  • IDAPT i1 Eco, IDAPT.
  • LilyPad, Wireless NRG, LLC.
  • OneBase InSite Connect, CommScope.
  • WYSIPS - What You See Is Photovoltaic Surface, WYSIPS SAS.

For more nominees and voting, go to http://ctiait.ctia.org/etech/2011/public/index.cfm.

Viewdle - Photo and Video Face Tagging from Viewdle on Vimeo.

2 thoughts on “CTIA E-Tech Awards Finalists Revealed: HTC ThunderBolt, LG Revolution, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Xoom - Voting Now Open”

  1. How can the Thunderbolt be a finalist for an award when it has not even seen the light of day?

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