AvantGo Gets a Major Upgrade

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iAnywhere Solutions has just released a new version of one of the most popular handheld and smartphone applications of all time, AvantGo.

This is a free service that allows users to download Internet content and then display it later when the device is no longer connected.

All AvantGo users will see significant changes, whether they use the Palm OS, Pocket PC, Symbian UIQ, or Series 60 version.

For Pocket PC users, AvantGo content is no longer displayed through Pocket Internet Explorer. Instead, AvantGo is now a stand-alone browser that can be used for reading AvantGo channels or for surfing the regular web.

Palm OS users will be happy to see that AvantGo now offers full support for hi-res+ screens, like the ones on the Tungsten T3 and T5.

iAnywhere Solutions has done a complete redesign of the user interface on all versions. It now includes tabbed navigation, customized channel layout, and a choice of fonts and new color themes.

Much more customization can now be done from the handheld, without requiring the user to visit the company’s web site. It’s now possible to search, browse, and add AvantGo channels from the device, whether it is online or offline. Users can also add personal channels on the device.

“Today, with the launch of the next-generation AvantGo, we’re delivering the most powerful and comprehensive mobile Internet service available anywhere. Now users can manage their web content more efficiently, syncing from their desktop or choosing and updating their channels wirelessly,” said Neil Versen, senior director of AvantGo at iAnywhere Solutions.

The new version of the AvantGo service is now available for free download on the iAnywhere Solutions web site.

The update supports all major handheld devices running Palm OS 5, Pocket PC (2000, 2002, 2003), Symbian UIQ, and Symbian OS v.6.1 Series 60.



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