At this week's CTIA conference in Orlando, Florida a contest was held to determine the best in mobile applications, mobile consumer electronics, enterprise and vertical markets and network infrastructure. The contest, called the E-Tech Awards, was judged by media and industry analysts. The criteria for determining the winners included innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall “wow” factor. In addition, show participants and other industry peers could vote for their favorite via text message or online to pick the two "fan favorite" awards dubbed the "Best Online Pick" and "Best in Show."

Below is the list of the finalists and the winners.

The finalists were broken down into the 14 categories, as seen below. The company in bold is the 1st place winner for that category. In parenthesis, it's indicated whether the company place first, second or third.

The entry with the most online votes was the Keyring Rewards Card from Mobestream. Meanwhile, the “Best in Show” (based on text messages) went to the Samsung Galaxy S 4G.

MOBILE APPLICATIONS

Health, Wellness & Fitness

  • Alcatel-Lucent TeleHealth Manager, Alcatel-Lucent (3)
  • Digifit™, Digifit
  • iHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System, iHealth Lab
  • The Telcare Cellular-Enabled Blood Glucose Meter, Telcare, Inc. (1)
  • WellDoc Diabetes Manager System, WellDoc (2)

Mobile Commerce

  • 1Touch Frictionless Mobile Payments, appMobi
  • aisle411, aisle411 (3)
  • BilltoMobile™, BilltoMobile (2)
  • Key Ring Reward Cards, Mobestream Media (1)
  • ROAMpay Swipe for BlackBerry, ROAM Data, Inc

Productivity, Utility and Public Safety

  • LogMeIn Ignition, LogMeIn, Inc. (1)
  • GadgetTrak, ActiveTrak (3)
  • Opera Mini, Opera Software
  • Skype for iPhone App, Skype
  • SwiftKey Tablet, TouchType Ltd. (2)

Social Networking/Content/Entertainment

  • Muve Music from Cricket, Cricket Communications/Leap Wireless, Int. (2)
  • Digimarc Discover, Digimarc (3)
  • mSpot Music, mSpot, Inc.
  • Verizon FiOS Mobile, Verizon
  • Viewdle (1)

MOBILE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

Accessories

  • Novatel Wireless 4G MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, Novatel Wireless (1)
  • Jabra STONE2, Jabra (2)
  • Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, Samsung Telecommunications America (3)
  • ZAGGmate™ w/keyboard, ZAGG
  • ZOMM, ZOMM, LLC

Fashion & Lifestyle Products

  • ZOMM, ZOMM, LLC (2)
  • ZuniDigital, Inc. (1)

Phones/Smartphones

  • HTC ThunderBolt, HTC (3)
  • LG Revolution, LG Mobile Phones
  • Motorola ATRIX 4G, Motorola Mobility (1)
  • LG Thrill 4G, LG Mobile Phones (2)

Tablets/Netbooks/Embedded Wireless Devices

  • AT&T-connected Vitality GlowCaps, AT&T (2)
  • BlackBerry PlayBook, Research In Motion
  • Eye-Fi Direct Mode, Eye-Fi
  • MOTOROLA XOOM, Motorola Mobility (1)
  • T-Mobile® G-Slate™ with Google™ by LG, LG Mobile Phones (3)

ENTERPRISE & VERTICAL MARKET

General Business

  • ChoiceView, Radish Systems, LLC
  • PAYware Mobile Enterprise, VeriFone
  • Roambi ES3 v3.1, MeLLmo (2)
  • Symantec Next Generation Network Protection, Symantec (3)
  • TerreStar GENUS, TerreStar (1)

Healthcare & Wellness

  • Bluetooth v4.0 with low energy technology, Bluetooth SIG (3)
  • CellTrak - 1.74 Mobile HealthCare Visit Manager Application, CellTrak Technologies, Inc.
  • Reflection, powered by Aframe Digital, Reflection Solutions (2)
  • Telcare's Diabetes Disease Management Solution, Telcare, Inc. (1)
  • WoundMatrix Mobile Wound Management Solution, WoundMatrix, Inc.

Mobile Marketing or Advertising

  • Appcelerator Titanium Commerce, Appcelerator (2)
  • Celtra AdCreator, Celtra Technologies
  • GET IT, Emdigo
  • miSpot for Advertisers, GoldSpot Media (3)
  • Mobile Marketing Console (MMC), ZOS Communications (1)

Green Telecom & Smart Energy Solutions, Applications and Hardware

  • E-2500 Fuel Cell System, ReliOn (3)
  • IDAPT i1 Eco, IDAPT
  • LilyPad, Wireless NRG, LLC (2)
  • OneBase InSite Connect, CommScope
  • WYSIPS - What You See Is Photovoltaic Surface, WYSIPS SAS (1)

INFRASTRUCTURE

In-Building Wireless/Wi-Fi/LAN

  • 4G LTE Integrated Router with DECA & VoIP, Actiontec Electronics
  • Huawei ePico3802 Enterprise Femtocell, Huawei Technologies (USA)
  • Powerwave 4G MIMO Active Array Antenna, Powerwave Technologies (1)
  • Powerwave LTE Picocell, Powerwave Technologies (2)
  • ZTE Gecko, ZTE Corporation (3)

Wide Area Network

  • Alcatel-Lucent Light Radio, Alcatel-Lucent (1)
  • Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, Nokia Siemens Networks (3)
  • Smart Networks for Smart Devices, Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Smart WLAN Connectivity, Nokia Siemens Networks (2)
  • ZTE CDMA/LTE Dual Mode 4T4R Radio Unit, ZTE Corporation