DALLAS and BEIJING, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NQ Mobile™ (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, announced today that NQ Family Guardian was named a finalist in the "Mobile Apps- Productivity, Utility & Public Safety" category of CTIA's annual Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards competition. The CTIA E-Tech Awards honor the industry's most innovative new wireless products and services in mobile apps, consumer electronics, enterprise & vertical markets, and network. Winners will be announced at CTIA 2013™, taking place May 21-23, 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Launched in September 2012, NQ Family Guardian is a unique suite of services for safety and monitoring which is comprised of a mobile app that is downloaded and installed on a child's smartphone along with a web-based control center that is accessible by a parent or guardian from any desktop or mobile browser. The app is currently available for Android devices, while the control center is compatible with any web browser. In March 2013, NQ Family Guardian earned the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) seal of approval."As the premier global provider of mobile security solutions, we are pleased that NQ Family Guardian is recognized as a finalist in the 2013 CTIA E-Tech Awards competition," said Victoria Repice, Senior Director, Product Management, NQ Mobile. "As mobile devices continue to replace our connected devices, safety for families and individuals will become even more crucial. NQ Family Guardian allows parents to transparently manage their children's mobile phone usage, while also ensuring a safe and fun mobile experience." Nearly 300 entries were judged by a panel of highly respected industry experts, reporters and analysts. Submissions were scored on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall "wow" factor. E-Tech winners, including Best in Show and Online Pick will be announced at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m. PDT at CTIA's Exhibit Innovations Stage on the trade show floor within CTIA World, booth #5646. Between now and May 20, website visitors may vote for the "Best Online Pick" at www.ctiashow.com/awards. CTIA 2013 show attendees will vote on-site via text message for entries in the E-Tech Awards display to win "Best in Show." NQ Family Guardian is available on the Google Play store along with NQ Mobile Security™ and NQ Mobile Vault™ for Android. Follow CTIA Shows Facebook: www.ctiashows.com/facebook LinkedIn: www.ctiashows.com/linkedin Twitter: www.ctiashows.com/twitter (@CTIAShows, #CTIA2013)