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BT is to launch a competition to find the most creative and innovative applications for Wi-Fi broadband-enabled devices.

The winner of the Wi-Fi Developer Challenge will be awarded a £1,000 prize, with a series of smaller prizes for runners-up.

Entrants are tasked with developing an application for Wi-Fi broadband-enabled smartphones based on the Symbian operating system, which takes advantage of the device's Wi-Fi connectivity, ISP review reports.

The criteria to be used by the judges will include the level of innovation, the potential to market the device commercially and its ease of use.

The challenge officially opens 16th October and closes on January 16th. Winners will be announced in February at the Mobile World Congress.

Nick Sim, senior devices researcher at BT, said: "As increasing numbers of people want to work on the move and be better connected we’re seeing a growth in Wi-Fi enabled devices.

"Through this competition we hope to encourage developers to create innovative new applications for these devices, which will have a positive impact on consumers and businesses in the future."

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