2004 Handango Champion Award Finalists

Handango has announced the finalists for the annual Handango Champion Awards. The Handango Champion Awards recognize outstanding mobile software applications and developers.

The 2004 Handango Champion Award finalists were chosen by customer votes and nominations from experts. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on June 24, 2004, at the Handango Partner Summit in San Diego, California. A complete list of finalist is available here. Awards will be presented for Symbian OS, Java, Palm OS, Windows Mobile Pocket PC, Windows Mobile Smartphone and Linux applications in the following categories:

  • Best Productivity
  • Best Game
  • Best Lifestyle
  • Best Education
  • Best Business
  • Best Travel
  • Best Medical

“We are honored and excited to recognize these software development companies for their outstanding accomplishments in such a dynamic industry,” said Randy Eisenman, president and chief executive officer of Handango. “These finalists stand out in Handango’s catalog of more than 50,000 applications for their great customer experience and impeccable quality. With such impressive finalists, this is sure to be a hard decision for the judges.”

The winners will be selected by an elite panel of judges that includes:

  • John Biggs, Laptop Magazine
  • Richard Bloor, SymbianOne.com
  • Rich Brome, PhoneScoop
  • Mike Dano, RCR Wireless
  • Jen Edwards, PocketGoddess
  • Larry Gerson, Gadget Guy
  • Leonard Fischer, USA Today/Gannett News
  • T.C. Herman, The Wireless Developer Network
  • Richard Hoffman, Network Computing
  • Judie Hughes, The Gadgeteer
  • Michal Jerz, My-Symbian.com
  • Ryan Kairer, Palm Infocenter
  • Ronny Ko, Bityard Magazine
  • Glen Letham, SymbianOne.com
  • Carlo Longino, TheFeature 
  • James Miller, PDAStreet
  • Steve Palley, Wireless Gaming Review
  • Justin Ried, TheFeature 
  • Ron Rosberg, KGO AM810
  • Keith Shaw, Network World
  • Michael H. Sommer, Gadget Guy
  • Julie Strietelmeier, The Gadgeteer
  • Mike Temporale, Smartphone Thoughts
  • Michael Yuan, Java World

At the awards ceremony, Handango will present a “Developer of the Year” award to one company for each mobile operating system. “Developer of the Year” acknowledges outstanding accomplishments in development, marketing and business practices. Handango Champion Award recipients receive a generous awards package including a $5,000 marketing stipend and a variety of promotional opportunities. Handango will feature the winners and finalists on Handango properties and provide additional marketing support to the winners.

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A Joke

rsc1000 @ 5/17/2004 1:43:55 PM #
This fails to mention that they have already chosen some finalists and Handangos crappy awardes are just as much of a joke as they are last year. obviously this is about who sells the most for handango - how welse do can you explain the nominees. check it out here at pdarcade:


...i think the comments posted below the article there sum it up nicely. Bejeweled AGAIN! No Legacy or Warfare - or anything that anybody into Palm OS (or any other mobile platform) has been remotely interested in foir the last year. Its like the world we live in is completely non-existant to Handango.

RE: A Joke
Patrick @ 5/17/2004 9:22:35 PM #
100% agree.

I've never put any stock in these awards whatsoever. It is just a thinly veiled marketing ploy. Look at what Handango says: "We are honored and excited...". Honored? Who exactly is bestowing honor on them, other than themselves?

What a big yawner.

RE: A Joke
HiWire @ 5/18/2004 4:19:11 PM #
It would be nice to see some innovation, especially in software for less than cutting-edge hardware. Are there no new ideas left in Palm software?

Palm m505 User


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