Companies Demonstrate Mobile and Wireless Innovation

By J. Gerry Purdy  |  Posted 2010-04-05 Print this article Print

Companies demonstrate mobile and wireless innovation

Nine young companies gave four-minute demonstrations of their innovative, new mobile and wireless product or service:

1. Aava Mobile: new, open mobile smartphone reference design

2. Connectify: mobile hotspots for mobile devices

3. Kopin: innovative, voice-controlled, full PC headset called Golden-i

4. Loopt: mobile social networking application that uses the subscriber's location

5. Magmito: DIDMO's mobile application generator with built-in mobile marketing

6. Omnilert: event cancellation notification service called RainedOut

7. Smartvue: mobile video surveillance service called S9

8. SugarSync: innovative photo and file sharing service

9. Toktumi: virtual office service called Line2 to manage personal and work phones

I'm pleased to announce the 2010 Mobility Award winners. Of particular note, I'm very pleased to award the 2010 Product of the Year Mobility Award to Novatel for their introduction of the MiFi integrated WiFi Access Point (out toward the user) and 3G wide area wireless (back toward the network), enabling WiFi access for all of your devices wherever you go. John Ross of Novatel (considered the "father of MiFi") and Brian Finnerty, Director of Mobile Broadband Products at Sprint, accepted the Mobility Award for Product of the Year.

I wrote about my personal experiences with MiFi last August. They took the concept of something that was stationary (a WiFi Access Point) and made it mobile. I commend Novatel for their innovation. I also recognized Sprint and Verizon Wireless for bringing MiFi to market.

J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D., is Principal Analyst of Mobile & Wireless at MobileTrax LLC.
Dr. Purdy has been covering mobile, wireless, cloud & enterprise for the past 20+ years. He writes analysis and recommendations each week in an easy-to-read manner that helps people better understand important technology issues and assist them in making better technology purchasing decisions.

Disclosure Statement: From time to time, I may have a direct or indirect equity position in a company that is mentioned in a column. If that situation happens, then IÔÇÖll disclose it at that time.

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