9/9/2003 - This Fall college bound students will be heading back to campus and, alongside text books, many will be packing educational information on their personal digital assistants (PDAs) courtesy of the AvantGo® service. With free content including foreign language instruction, reference information and world news, the AvantGo service provides everything students will need in class and around campus.
"More than eighty-five percent of the nation's colleges and universities have implemented wireless networks; so how students access information is changing dramatically," said James Ryan, AvantGo editorial director at iAnywhere Solutions. "With the AvantGo service, students can get updates on all of the news and information they need using either a sync cradle in their dorm room or a wireless LAN connection on campus. That information is then available at all times, even when the student is off-campus and does not have access to the school's wireless network."
The AvantGo service provides interactive content and applications to PDAs and smartphones with more than 2,500 channels of news, entertainment and educational information, including:
Encarta Language Learning
Need to cram before that Spanish mid-term? Get all the information at your fingertips with this quick language reference. Encarta Language Learning channel offers convenient courses in Spanish and French.
Keep up-to-date on current events outside the classroom with USAToday.com. With information about sports, business and much more, this channel provides the ultimate news coverage of the nation and the world.
Words of the Month
Impress your professors, not to mention those cute co-eds, with the Words of the Month channel. Developed by the author of The Articulate Professional, this channel profiles a few select words that are being used by articulate Americans to emphasize their points and invigorate their communications.
The Sporting News
Catch up on all the latest college sports scores with The Sporting News channel. You'll never miss a sports story no matter where you are with complete sports updates from The Sporting News.
If current events are your gig, get the latest scoops here. AlterNet provides a mix of breaking news, opinion and investigative journalism on subjects ranging from the environment, the drug war, technology and cultural trends to policy debate, sexual politics and health issues.
eDealFinder.com Mobile Coupons
Saving a buck is no easy task for a college student but with eDealFinder.com you can save money on everything from music and movies to books, games and more. eDealFinder.com is the most comprehensive listing of online coupons, bargains, and deals.
Handheldmed.com is the premiere source of information for physicians, residents, medical students, and healthcare professionals. Handheldmed.com is devoted to clinical handheld computing news, reviews and informatics in medicine. Handheldmed.com provides a forum specifically for users of 3Com® PalmOS and Microsoft® WindowsCE platforms.
Want to catch a movie when class lets out? Hollywood.com provides nationwide coverage for movie listings and information anytime, anywhere. The Hollywood.com channel includes movie titles, locations and show times for your area.
About the AvantGo Service
The AvantGo service delivers rich, personalized content and applications to mobile device users. Today, more than 2,500 major brands, including American Airlines, CNET, CNN and The New York Times, leverage the AvantGo service to target a highly desirable demographic of more than nine million registered users. To learn more about AvantGo visit www.avantgo.com.
About iAnywhere Solutions
iAnywhere Solutions, Inc. empowers the unwired enterprise with always available access to enterprise information. More than 12,000 customers worldwide, including 78 of the Fortune 100, rely on the iAnywhere SolutionsTM industry leading database for mobile, embedded and small to medium sized business environments as well as the company's mobile middleware and m-Business solutions. In addition, the company's AvantGo® service is one of the world's largest mobile applications. iAnywhere Solutions is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY). Visit www.ianywhere.com for more information.
AvantGo, the AvantGo logo, 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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