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Public can vote online and via text for their favorite entry

Winners to be announced at International CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2009®

CTIA-The Wireless Association® today announced the finalists for the first CTIA Hot for the Holidays awards program, revealing this year’s must-buy mobile consumer electronics products and applications. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center, during International CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2009,® October 7-9.

Submissions in seven categories were reviewed by a panel of top-tier reporters and analysts and were judged on innovation, functionality and creativity. The CTIA 2009 Hot for the Holidays finalists are:

Best Bluetooth Accessory

  • Hoffco Brands, CELLTRONIX BTVR-1 Recordable Bluetooth Headset
  • Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), iLane
  • Newton Peripherals, MoGo Talk

Best Camera Phone

  • Nokia N86 8MP
  • Samsung Memoir™
  • Sony Ericsson C905a Cyber-shot™

Best Mobile CE Device

  • Eye-Fi Explore Video Card
  • Samsung Reclaim™
  • Vitality GlowCap

Best Mobile Consumer Application

  • Geodelic App for the iPhone
  • Jitterbug LiveNurse
  • TeleNav GPS Navigator v.5.5

Best Mobile Internet Device or Netbook

  • Adamo by Dell
  • Dell Inspiron Mini 10
  • Novatel Wireless, MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot for CDMA 1xEVDO RevA

Best Novelty Accessory

  • Kempler & Strauss, Slim Data USB Card
  • Leashtec, TecCase for iPhone 3G and 3GS
  • Wilson Electronics, Inc., U-Booster: Universal in-car Cellular Amplifier, Charger, and Cradle Accessory Kit

Best Smartphone

  • HTC Touch Pro2
  • Samsung Telecommunications America, Product to be Announced
  • Samsung Rogue™

”CTIA’s inaugural Hot for the Holidays awards attracted new and innovative CE products and app submissions,” said Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA. “We believe that our finalists will be high on everyone’s gift list this year.”

The public can vote online at www.ctiashow.com/awards and via text for their favorite products. The entry that garners the most online votes will be named “CTIA 2009 Hottest Web Pick.” The entry that earns the most text votes during the show in San Diego will be named “CTIA 2009 Hottest in Show.”

CTIA 2009 Hot for the Holidays winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the Exhibit Innovations Stage on the show floor. All of the finalists will be prominently displayed in a special showcase at International CTIA WIRELESS IT & E.

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About International CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2009®

International CTIA WIRELESS IT & E is CTIA’s fall show focused on mobile business. This event brings together a unique community of enterprise users, carriers, developers and manufacturers to generate dialogue, share ideas and debate the economics of wireless innovation. Visit www.ctiashow.com.

CTIA -The Wireless Association® is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, representing carriers, manufacturers and wireless Internet providers. CTIA is also recognized as the producer of two annual technology events: International CTIA WIRELESS 2010 takes place in Las Vegas, March 23-25; International CTIA WIRELESS IT & E 2010 takes place in San Francisco, October 6-8. For more association information, visit www.ctia.org.

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