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Hello again from BlackBerry World™ in Orlando!
Today we held a very special awards luncheon honoring the winners and finalists of the Wireless Achievement Awards. We were impressed with the many outstanding entries we received from around the world! These are mobility leaders whose BlackBerry solutions are demonstrating innovation in the Public Sector, Private Sector and driving Business Impact. We also got to find out who won the Attendee Choice award – selected by the attendees of BlackBerry World!
Without further ado, your winners:
Innovation in Private Sector
Winner for Innovation in Private Sector: Cablevision S.A. Argentina significantly decreased calls to its support center while improving productivity and service by deploying 3,500 BlackBerry® smartphones equipped with Sensebyte’s Mobile II application to its field technicians.
Innovation in Public Sector
Winner for Innovation in Public Sector: Ministerio de Desarollo Social provides more efficient humanitarian aid and social assistance by improving their field operators’ ability to better capture and share information on critical situations, including natural disasters and health and food-related crises with BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets
Winner for Business Impact: Nomura International plc saves approximately £10,000 monthly on international calling and roaming charges with the BlackBerry® Mobile Voice System.
Attendee Choice Award
Winner for Attendee Choice Award: Venezuelan movie goers can now buy tickets and get news on upcoming features with the click of a button, thanks to Cines Unidos’s app for BlackBerry® smartphones. As well as buying tickets and obtaining receipts and confirmations, the easy-to-use app, developed in partnership with Mobile Media Networks, gives users a 40-minute show-time warning and the ability to share movie schedules with friends and book dates via BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™) integration. Cines Unidos makes the app—which now has about 1.5 million users—available for download on the BlackBerry App World™ storefront, or by scanning QR codes in theater lobbies, on posters and popcorn dispensers.
Click here to read more about the 2012 Wireless Achievement Award winners and finalists, and again, congratulations to this year’s winners!