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CTIA announces its Emerging Technology award winners

CTIA announces its Emerging Technology awards

LG VX9400
LG VX9400 won Best Mobile Phone in CTIA's E-Tech awards LG

CTIA has finally wrapped up, and while we have our own picks of what was the cream of the crop, CTIA has also announced the winners of its Emerging Technology awards. Our very own Kent German and Bonnie Cha were two of the judges selecting the winners, which were chosen based on innovation, functionality, wow factor, importance of technology, and ease of use and implementation. The Best of Show award went to Alltel's Celltop technology, which allows customers greater flexibility in managing and organizing content on their cell phones (You can read more about it our review of the Samsung SCH-u520). Here are the winners for the hardware categories:

Hardware: mobile phone or camera phone
Winner: LG VX9400, LG Electronics MobileComm
2nd place: m620, Samsung Telecommunications America
3rd place: Nokia 6131 NFC, Nokia

Hardware: smart phone or PDA (personal digital assistant) Winner: Samsung BlackJack, Samsung Telecommunications America
2nd place: BlackBerry Pearl from Cingular, Research In Motion
3rd place: i760, Samsung Telecommunications America

Hardware: wearable wireless device or fashion technology
Winner: AGT-100D LBS Asset Tag, AnyDATA Corporation
2nd place: MBW-100 Bluetooth watch, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
3rd place: WEP410, Samsung Telecommunications America

Hardware: mobile accessory
Winner: ADU-510D EVDO REV A USB modem, AnyDATA Corporation
2nd place: FlamingoStereo, Cellpoint Connect AB
3rd place: zBoost Mini-Z, Wi-Ex