LAPTOP Magazine Selects 2008 Mobile Maverick Award Winners

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Awards honor five startups changing the face of mobile technology

LAPTOP--Mobile Solutions for Business & Life, the leading mobile technology magazine, today announced the winners of its third annual Mobile Maverick Awards. These awards honor innovative startups that transform mobile technology.

From an open-source hardware platform that allows consumers to create their own specialty gadgets, to a mobile browser that brings true PC-like Internet experiences to smart phones, this year's Mobile Mavericks will provide consumers with more choice and freedom than ever before. The winners are featured in LAPTOP's May issue, which is available on newsstands today, and also online at

LAPTOP's 2008 Mobile Maverick Award winners are:

Xohm: Sprint's Mobile WiMAX service that will provide users with mobile broadband at speeds of up to 2 to 4 Mbps and offer an open-access model for purchasing connected gadgets.

Bug Labs: An open-source hardware platform that allows consumers to snap together modules to create their ideal mobile gadget.

Google Android: A free, open-source mobile phone software platform to bring mobile Internet to the masses.

VoiceBox: A natural-voice-command platform that recognizes regular speech and syntax to make voice commands across multiple devices easier.

Skyfire: A mobile Web browser that supports Ajax, Java, Flash 9, QuickTime, and Windows Media, thereby giving users a more PC-like Internet experience.

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Liz Moran    
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LAPTOP Magazine    

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