Mobile Device Users Stay Connected for Thanksgiving with AvantGo

10/29/2003 - Whether it's by train, plane, or automobile, many Americans will be heading home this Thanksgiving, carrying their personal digital assistants (PDAs) along to stay connected and ease hectic holiday travel with help from AvantGo®. Offering free news, weather, sports information and even cooking tips, AvantGo makes a trip home for the holidays less stressful than ever.

"The Thanksgiving holiday is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for travel. With over eighty-five percent of PDA users accessing mobile information several times a day, AvantGo helps holiday travelers maintain part of their daily routine such as checking the news, stock prices and sports scores that are important to them," said James Ryan, AvantGo editorial director at iAnywhere Solutions. "The service also offers some unique and fun channels that can help lower holiday stress, including hundreds of turkey recipes."

AvantGo delivers personalized, interactive content and applications to millions of users worldwide via PDAs and smartphones. With over 2,500 channels of content, AvantGo delivers the information travelers need to get where they're going, including:

Brian's Belly
What would Thanksgiving be without over-eating? Brian's Belly is the essential resource for great food - all with a biting attitude. Bring Brian's Belly home with you this Thanksgiving and wow your family with the ultimate recipe for deep fried turkey!

Joke A Day
If the holiday stresses you out, keep your sanity intact and enjoy a laugh or two with Joke A Day. Joke A Day is the world's largest daily humor mailing list and is sure to lighten things up at the dinner table.

Recipezaar to Go
What to do with all that leftover turkey? Recipezaar has thousands of recipes, letting you take your favorite recipes and shopping list with you everywhere. Find over 300 recommendations for stuffed turkey, turkey loaf, turkey pot pie and even turkey stew to make good use of all those leftovers.

The Sporting News
Thanksgiving is all about being grateful for what you have and arguing over the remote. With complete sports updates from The Sporting News on your PDA, you can catch up on predictions, schedules and scores for your favorite Thanksgiving Day game.

TV Guide Online
Need to know what time the game is on? Or when that big Thanksgiving parade is going to start? TV Guide Online provides the best in news, information, gossip and celebrity interviews so you can quickly find exactly what you're looking for.

Virtually There
Airport crowds and delays can be a fact of life on the busiest travel holiday of the year. Carry your itinerary with you and you'll always know where to be and when. Download all of your personal travel plans to your handheld device with Virtually There.

AvantGo also has channels dedicated to travel including the world's leading airlines - American Airlines, British Airways, Northwest Airlines and Qantas - for flight and gate status, frequent flyer account information, and updated flight schedules to keep you on track as you travel during the busy Thanksgiving holiday.

AvantGo Mobile Internet Service
AvantGo is a free service that delivers rich, personalized mobile websites to PDAs and smartphones. Today, more than 2,500 major brands, including American Airlines, CNET, GM, Rolling Stone and The New York Times, leverage AvantGo to target a highly desirable demographic of more than ten million registered users. AvantGo offers the convenience of anywhere, anytime access, seamlessly supporting both wireless and "sync and go" connectivity. To learn more about AvantGo visit

About iAnywhere
iAnywhere provides software and services that enable the delivery of enterprise information anywhere, at anytime. More than 12,000 customers and 1,000 partners worldwide rely on the company's industry leading SQL Anywhere® database and mobile enterprise solutions. In addition, the company's AvantGo® mobile Internet service has more than ten million registered subscribers. iAnywhere is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY). Visit for more information.

AvantGo, iAnywhere Solutions and iAnywhere are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. ® indicates registration in the United States of America.

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