Research In Motion (RIM) has been awarded the Global Mobile Award for Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough. Judged by an independent industry panel, the SurePress technology, featured on the BlackBerry Storm smartphone, won the award for innovation and impact.
The SurePress technology allows the touch-screen on the BlackBerry Storm to depress ever so slightly to aid in typing and navigation and to give users a touch-screen experience with tactile feedback.
This year marks the 14th annual Global Mobile Awards. The Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough is a new category for the 2009 and recognises the diversity of the mobile eco-system as it continues to innovate and add new dimensions to the customer experience. The award was introduced by the GSMA to identify the most innovative technological advances of the industry.
Other finalists for this award included Texas Instruments with its DLP Pico Chipset, AeroMobile with GSM onboard Aircraft, ARM with its Cortex-A8 Processor and Qualcomm with its mirasol colour display.