4/30/2003 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:SY), and Nokia (NYSE:NOK), the global leader in mobility, announced that the My AvantGo® service is now available to Nokia imaging phone users, marking the first availability of My AvantGo for wireless devices based on the Symbian operating system. As of today, users of the Nokia 3650 and 7650 imaging phones will be able to access more than 2,500 channels of the world’s foremost news, weather, sports, entertainment and other content and applications. Users can download the free software for accessing mobile Web content via My AvantGo at www.myavantgo.com.
The new Series 60 based Nokia 3650 imaging phone is a complete tool for capturing and sharing experiences. Users can take pictures or video with the built-in camera, as well as tailor the functionality of the Nokia 3650 phone by downloading My AvantGo applications and content. With the My AvantGo “synchronize and go” model, the service offers Nokia 3650 users an improved experience for capturing and viewing web content. For more information on the Nokia 3650 visit www.forum.nokia.com/3650.
The Series 60 is a software platform consisting of key telephony and personal information management applications, browser, messaging clients and a complete and modifiable user interface. The software platform is optimized to run on top of Symbian OS™, and is designed for smartphones characterized by color screens, rich communications and enhanced applications.
Users can personalize their content from over 2,500 channels and then use AvantGo’s synchronization functionality to wirelessly deliver an updated package of content to their device. After synchronization, users can quickly browse through the pages that are stored locally on their device – even when they are disconnected from the network. Alternatively, the My AvantGo service offers real-time browsing to any web site and the ability for users to set up their own “custom channels,” such as their own personal websites, that can be delivered during synchronization.
"The AvantGo Client software coupled with the My AvantGo service brings an exciting combination to users of the Nokia imaging phones. The delivery of the My AvantGo service enables our customers to access a great variety of content and information when and where they need it," said Randy Roberts, General Manager – Imaging Business Unit at Nokia.
"Now Series 60 imaging phone users can get content from their favorite web sites quickly and easily on their mobile phones, and experience why My AvantGo is the number one mobile device application. With nearly eight million registered users, My AvantGo provides a compelling value proposition to Nokia Series 60 imaging phone users," added Ojas Rege, senior director of product marketing for iAnywhere Solutions. "Our goal with My AvantGo is to provide the most useful content to the widest audience possible, and we expect adding the users of the Nokia imaging phones to our service will significantly expand our user base."
In addition to providing valuable end-user content and applications on mobile devices, My AvantGo is the most robust and scalable mobile solution for businesses interested in broadening and deepening their customer relationships. The My AvantGo service enables businesses to build brand awareness, acquire new customers, reduce customer care costs and generate incremental revenue by becoming more integrated into their customers’ lives and providing their customers with convenient access to information and services on their mobile devices. My AvantGo has helped to develop and launch thousands of successful advertising, media and marketing campaigns designed for mobile users.
For more information about the Series 60 Platform and software application development for the Nokia 3650 and 7650 imaging phones, visit www.forum.nokia.com/series60.
About Forum Nokia
Nokia's global developer program, Forum Nokia, connects developers to tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Singapore, Forum Nokia provides technical and business development support to developers and operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfully launching applications and services to consumers and enterprises. More information is available at www.forum.nokia.com.
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed broadband and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on six major exchanges.
About iAnywhere Solutions
iAnywhere Solutions, Inc. empowers businesses with always-available access to enterprise information. More than 10,000 customers worldwide, including 78 of the Fortune 100, rely on iAnywhere Solutions™ industry leading mobile, embedded and workgroup databases, mobile middleware and m-Business solutions. In addition, eight million registered users leverage My AvantGo®, the company's mobile Internet service. iAnywhere Solutions is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY). Visit www.ianywhere.com for more information.
AvantGo, My AvantGo and the AvantGo logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. ® indicates registration in the United States of America.
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