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Nominations Are Open for 2008 GottaBeMobile Awards



We are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2008 GottaBeMobile Awards are now being accepted. We have several categories of awards, and will be accepting nominations from our readers for each category. Based on the nominations and feedback received from our readers, as well as our own meeting of the minds, the staff of will pick a winner in each category. Submit your nominations for each category by replying with a comment to this article. Nominations will be open through December 12th, with the winners announced on December 15th. The winning companies will be sent their own Splotch.

This years categories are:

  • Mobile PC of the Year
  • Software of the Year
  • Mobile Gadget of the Year
  • Most Promising Technology of the Year
  • Biggest Wow! of the Year
  • Biggest Letdown of the Year

To be considered for Mobile PC, Software, or Mobile Gadget of the Year, the product must have been launched or a new version released, and available for purchase during 2008.



  1. Amitai Rosenberg

    12/03/2008 at 11:38 am

    I didn’t really understand what this is about?
    Is this a contest?
    Please explain.

  2. Rob Bushway

    12/03/2008 at 11:41 am

    Readers submit nominations in each category and we’ll pick a winner and award the winning companies a Splotch. This is not a reader contest, but a way to recognize various companies in the industry about what we like / don’t like.

  3. Amitai Rosenberg

    12/03/2008 at 12:06 pm

    Oh, thanks!

  4. Medic

    12/03/2008 at 12:27 pm

    -Mobile PC of the Year: Lenovo X60 tablet

    -Software of the Year: Outlook 2007 and the Microsoft TIP

    -Mobile Gadget of the Year: My Samsung c260

    -Most Promising Technology of the Year: Hmmm tough choice: It will have to be both the Lenovo X200tablet and the HTC Touch HD

    -Biggest Wow! of the Year: Windows 7

    -Biggest Letdown of the Year: little improvement and innovation of inking technology.

  5. Rob Bushway

    12/03/2008 at 12:36 pm

    @medic – the x60 tablet was not launched during 2008. The x200 was, though. Same for Outlook 2007 – see the guidelines above.

  6. Frank

    12/03/2008 at 12:54 pm

    Mobile PC: Fujitsu T5010
    Software: Bluebeam PDF Revu 6.x
    Mobile Gadget: –
    Most Promising Technology: tiny laser projectors
    Biggest Wow!: the first useable MLC SSD from Intel
    Biggest Letdown: capacitive touch and no good implementation except of image manipulation.

  7. Tim

    12/03/2008 at 1:15 pm

    Mobile PC – HP TX2 – affordable, LED, capacitive touch
    Software –
    Mobile Gadget – G1
    Most Promising Technology – Memristors
    Biggest Wow! – Intel’s Core i7
    Biggest Letdown – Blackberry Storm

    Some of these were really hard to pick. Nothing has blown me away in terms of PC or gadget. Letdown was tough between the Storm and Gateway’s new sales model. Same for Memristors and Windows 7 for most promising technology. And I can’t even name any software that came out this year.

  8. Gavin Miller

    12/03/2008 at 1:54 pm

    Mobile PC: Samsung NC 10
    Software: Snagit 9
    Mobile Gadget: iPhone 3G
    Most Promising Technology: Intel Atom and other Low Power Processors
    Biggest Wow!: Windows 7 pre beta!
    Biggest Letdown: HTC Touch HD

  9. Zim

    12/03/2008 at 4:07 pm

    Biggest Letdown of the Year: The iPhone!

  10. Robert

    12/03/2008 at 4:14 pm

    Mobile PC: Apple Ipod Touch
    Software: FireFox version 3
    Mobile Gadget: Nokia N810 Tablet
    Most Promising Technology: tiny laser projectors
    Biggest Wow!: Ustream Website
    Biggest Letdown: Aiptek Action HD Camcorder

  11. sbtablet

    12/03/2008 at 9:24 pm

    * Mobile PC of the Year–Asus EEE PC. Started netbook craze.
    * Software of the Year–Firefox 3. Better than ever. Customizable. Free.
    * Mobile Gadget of the Year–16 gig USB key. Carry a portable desktop, use any computer.
    * Most Promising Technology of the Year–N-Trig capacitive touch. Yeah, I know the Dell XT is a long way from perfect, but the integrated capacitive touch and inking is still a magnificent technology. Give it some time.
    * Biggest Wow! of the Year–iPhone. How did it become such a “must have?”
    * Biggest Letdown of the Year–Vista SP 1. Still didn’t fix so many issues.

  12. Dave

    12/03/2008 at 9:51 pm

    * Mobile PC of the Year – Dell Latitude XT. Despite its detractors and problems, the first multi-touch, capacitive convertible should be recognized. Dell took a risk, and if they aren’t rewarded for it, they might not try again.

  13. Lawrence

    12/04/2008 at 4:37 am

    Mobile PC: HP EliteBook 2730p
    Software:’s re-design and ink enabled forum
    Mobile Gadget: iPhone
    Most Promising Technology: Windows 7 pre beta
    Biggest Wow!: TouchSmart tx2
    Biggest Letdown: Lack of interest by the italian OEMs to engage and support italian tablet pc sites

  14. Medic

    12/04/2008 at 10:59 am

    Hi Rob:
    Ah, yes, well, uhmm….

    well I guess I lost my chance to choose best mobile pc. I have not had the opportunity to test the other and voting voor the x200t would be argued as a suggested option by the jury, which would alter the truthfulness of choice. So I will accept my loss of vote on that part.

    As for the software I would choose CCcleaner as an alternative to outlook 2007.

  15. Monica

    12/04/2008 at 6:13 pm

    Axiotron Modbook for mobile gadget or most promising technology!

  16. aswfreak12

    12/05/2008 at 5:21 pm

    Mobile PC: 2730p
    Software: Firefox
    Mobile Gadget: iPhone 3G
    Most Promising Technology: Capacitive Touch
    Biggest Wow!: 2730p!
    Biggest Letdown: N-Trig :(

  17. Gordon Cahill

    12/06/2008 at 2:52 pm

    Mobile PC: Hp TX series tablets
    Software: OneNote and Dragon NS10
    Mobile Gadget: iphone 3G
    Most promising tech: Capacitive touch
    Biggest WOW. iphone 3G
    biggest let down: Microsoft’s continuing pathetic marketing of the tablet pc.

  18. Dodot

    12/06/2008 at 8:41 pm

    * Mobile PC of the Year: (The landscape-altering netbooks in general, but if made to pick just one netbook, I’d still nominate the Eee PC, if only for the sheer number of variations Asus managed to release this year.)
    * Software of the Year: InkSeine! (Love it!)
    * Mobile Gadget of the Year: Netbooks
    * Most Promising Technology of the Year: 24 hour battery life for laptops!
    * Biggest Wow! of the Year: InkSeine!
    * Biggest Letdown of the Year: (Even in the year of the Netbook, none of the models released had excellent tablet – i.e. natural handwritten notetaking – support)

  19. william

    12/07/2008 at 7:52 am

    Mobile PC: 2730p

    Software: Opera 9.5 for making the TIP work in Opera

    Gadget: Targus wireless presenter

    Promising technology: e-Ink tablets and Silver Zinc batteries

    Wow: The Intel UrbanMax concept.

    Letdown: Tied between Fedex whos inneptitude made RMAing a tablet hell and the continued lack of a smart phone that can last a full days hard use.

  20. mathiasm

    12/13/2008 at 8:35 am

    Mobile PC of the Year => Sahara Tabletkiosk i440D (refreshed with Intel® Core™ 2 Duo LV L7400 @ 1.5 GHz)
    Software of the Year => ritePen
    Mobile Gadget of the Year => LG KC910 RENOIR
    Most Promising Technology of the Year => hydrogen refillable batteries
    Biggest Wow! of the Year => Windows 7 in time for now.
    Biggest Letdown of the Year => multi-touch on resistive screens is not already here !!! (or provide penabled capacitive ones).

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