Research In Motion announced winners of the BlackBerry EMEA Innovation Awards 2011. Now in their fourth year, the awards are the highlight of the annual BlackBerry EMEA Alliance Summit, recognising and rewarding organisations from within BlackBerry Alliance Programme in Europe, Middle East and Africa that have delivered value-added applications and services to customers using the BlackBerry platform.
Each of the seven category winners has demonstrated excellence by creating innovative applications that provide tangible benefits to public or private sector organisations, SMEs or consumers. This year saw introduction of a new category specifically to recognise solutions for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, as well as a People’s Choice award. Voted for by fans and followers via the BlackBerry Facebook and Twitter channels across Europe, Middle East and Africa, the People’s Choice award recognises the most popular free application available on BlackBerry App World.
“In developing the tools that help our customers drive more value out of their investment in BlackBerry devices and services, our partners play a vital role in the continuing development of the BlackBerry ecosystem,” said Alec Saunders, VP Developer Relations at RIM.
Driving innovation in enterprise and public sector: TechMobile Srl
Accelerating innovation for entrepreneurs: Qualteh Jr
Optimising the BlackBerry experience: SystAG Systemhaus GmbH
Entertainment on BlackBerry: DevelopIQ Limited
Going Social, best BBM connected app: Wikitude
Most innovative PlayBook Tablet solution: HDS Digital SAS
People’s choice award: Vanatur World Mobile Solutions