3 from APAC among finalists of 'Calling All Innovators' competition

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 27 January 2009, 11:58 Hrs
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Bangalore: Forum Nokia has announced that three of the eleven finalists of Calling All Innovators, a global mobile application development competition to positively impact the quality of life on the planet, came from APAC.

Nearly 1,000 developers answered Nokia's challenge to think big and create mobile applications and services that can help build a better world. Nokia will award up to $150,000 in cash and prizes to the ultimate winners, in addition to helping the winning developers distribute their mobile applications worldwide.

The Calling All Innovators website received more than 246,382 unique visitors and more than 12,000 developers from around the world registered with Forum Nokia, the world's largest mobile developer community, in connection with the contest.

"The global interest in Calling All Innovators exceeded all expectations," said Miikka Nevasalo, Director of Forum Nokia Asia. "Developers went above and beyond with a variety of innovations demonstrating real potential to impact the future of our world."

Applicants rose to the challenge issued by Dean Kamen, technology pioneer and best known for inventing the Segway PT and for founding FIRST, (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization which inspires high school students worldwide to study science and technology.

ECO-Challenge, Green Phone and Nano Ganesh are the competition categories in which, finalists from APAC, made their presence. Winners will be announced on February 17, 2009 at Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona during the Forum Nokia Calling All Innovators Award Ceremony.

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