Laptop Grammys? – Pepcom’s MobileFocus 2005 Set To Hit New Orleans In March

Technology firm execs are busy polishing off and spiffing up their latest and greatest electronic jewels for the red carpet — and the media blitz that will accompany it — in March. For the fifth year in a row, the “MobileFocus Awards” will crown the “Best of the Best” in information technology — and in 11 categories, at that.

On March 14, the Big Easy (otherwise known as the great city of New Orleans), will roll out the red carpet for Pepcom, Inc., the country’s top tech showcase and event producer, and its co-sponsor, Laptop Magazine, to announce this year’s winners.

These awards are definitely the Grammys of the technology industry — highly esteemed and coveted — where top industry tech companies compete in a contest like no other. Firms like Nokia, Sprint, Qualcomm, Motorola, and Microsoft, just to name a few, get their wares “suited and tied” to vie for the prizes.

The awards show will be held at the Hyatt Regency from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 14. But the entire week is reserved for technology — it’s one of the biggest media events of the year for this industry, and, to say the least, no one can afford to be left out of this showcase extravaganza.

Pepcom, Inc., a “showcaser” company that plans and hosts events for all the top technology events each year, has chosen Laptop Magazine as co-sponsor — quite a feather in the cap for the highly-esteemed, 14-year-old mobile technology publication.

The 11 categories featured in the MobileFocus awards show are: Wireless Phone/Color, Wireless Phone/Camera, Smartphones/Handheld Computer, Mobile Computer/Professional, Mobile Computer/Consumer, Mobile/Remote Software, Mobile/Remote Service, Mobile Accessories, Mobile Imaging, Wireless Networking, and the Mobile Innovation award. Those who haven’t already made plans to attend can still participate by contacting MobileFocus’ 2005 Pepcom’s co-founder, Jon Pepper. If you’re “in”-volved with laptops, you definitely don’t want to be “out” of this event.

By Catherine Van Herrin

Wednesday, February 23, 2005