And, unlike last year when newborn Long Term Evolution (LTE) took the cake, it was hard to choose a clear-cut winner. (You can see the full list of finalists here; free registration required.)
The Leading Lights Awards and Light Reading Hall of Fame winners will be revealed Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Manhattan Penthouse.
Here, in no particular order, are the six finalists for Best New Service or App (Mobile).
Users have been downloading the app in droves since it was first launched in early May. As of July, the app had already racked up 600,000 active users.
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What makes LinkedIn's iPad app more impressive is that it was built using 95 percent HTML5 code, which means it will work on any mobile device. The developers built it in a way that doesn't sacrifice functionality for ubiquity, and that's rare to see in most mobile apps today.
Sprint has signed up more than 300 wholesale partners, including MVNOs like FreedomPop , which is offering a "freemium" mobile data service, Republic Wireless , featuring a Wi-Fi-first model, and Ting, pitching prepaid data buckets to share amongst devices. Even if all the MVNOs aren't ultimately successful, it's good business for Sprint to become the champion of wholesale.