ME Awards finalists revealed

Hundreds of companies submitted nominations for the eagerly awaited event at the Royal Garden Hotel in London in two months’ time.

The ME Awards are hosted by Mobile Entertainment magazine, which is published by Intent Media.

The finalists are listed below, but you can also browse their profiles in the official ME Awards 2009 Finalists Supplement.

The winners will be decided by a judging panel, which is drawn from the ME contacts book and consists of around 400 execs from all sectors of the business.

Members of the jury are sent a PDF of the supplement. They base their decisions on this document and their own industry experience.

Our generous sponsors this year are Nokia Ovi (Gold Partner), Nielsen (Silver Partner), Mobile Interactive Group (Operator Award Partner), PlayPhone (Games Publisher Awards Partner) Partnertrans (Exclusive Drinks Reception Partner), MplayIt (Social Media Award Partner), Neo Mobile (Advertising & Marketing Award Partner) and IMR Executive (Best D2C Company Award Partner).

For details of table sales at the awards and other ticket enquiries contact Jodie.Holdway@bhpr.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1462 456 780.

Here are the finalists:

DEVELOPMENT & PUBLISHING

Best Gambling Company

Cellectivity
Spin3
Probability
Gamesys
Netplay

Last year’s winner: Probability

Best Adult Company

Mobile Streams
Cherry Media
Private
Katina
A3 Media Network (formerly Brickhouse Mobile)

Last year’s winner: Waat Media

Best D2C Company

Neomobile
Hungama
Playphone
TIM w.e.
Flycell

Last year’s winner: Zed

Best Games Developer

Firemint
Digital Chocolate
Gamelion
Fishlabs
Mr Goodliving
Dynamic Pixels

Last year’s winner: Ideaworks3D

Best Games Publisher

Gameloft
Glu
EA Mobile
Ngmoco
Connect2Media
Namco

Last year’s winner: EA Mobile

Best Music Publisher

Sony Music
Ministry of Sound
UrbanWorld Wireless
Universal Music

Last year’s winner: Sony Music

Best Video Company

Fun Little Movies
Orange France
Sky
Mofilm
BBC

Last year’s winner: Sky

Best Social Media Company

Mocospace
Buongiorno
Flirtomatic
GoFresh
BuzzCity

Last year’s winner: Flirtomatic

SERVICES

Best Video & TV Service Provider

Quickplay
Mobiclip
Saffron
Player X
Dilithium
Mobix

Last year’s winner: QuickPlay

Best Games Service Provider

Selatra
ParterTrans
Mplayit
Babel
Accumulate
Metaflow

Last year’s winner: Selatra

Best Music Service Provider

Shazam
Omnifone
24/7
Muzicall
RealNetworks

Last year’s winner: Shazam

Best Transactions Provider

Mobile Interactive Technology
Ericsson IPX
Bango
mBlox
txtNation
Netsize

Last year’s winner: Bango

Best Mobile Publishing Platform

Mobile IQ
Wapple
NetBiscuits
Kilrush
Mobrool
Fonestarz

Last year’s winner: Volantis

Best Search and Location Company

abphone
Useful Networks
Taptu
MCN
Yahoo

Last year’s winner: Taptu

Best Marketing & Advertising Company

Velti
Out There
mKhoj/inMobi
Admob
4th Screen
RingRing Media

Last year’s winner: Admob

Best App Store

GetJar
Mobango
Nokia Ovi
Apple App Store
Blackberry App World
Android Market

OPERATORS & HANDSETS

Best Handset Company

Apple
Nokia
Sony Ericsson
INQ
RIM

Last year’s winner: Apple

Best Operator

Orange
Vodafone
O2
Telenor
Vodacom

Last year’s winner: O2