LONDON, UK – SYMBIAN EXPO 2004 — iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., today announced that it is working with Sony Ericsson to provide AvantGo mobile content to users of the new Symbian-based P910 smartphone. Sony Ericsson smartphone users can now quickly and easily synchronize hundreds of mobile websites containing news, weather, sports, and entertainment, including content from many of the world’s top media brands, using either their desktop computer or a wireless internet connection. The service is being demonstrated at the Symbian Expo 2004 – the Smartphone Show – in London on October 5-6, where iAnywhere Solutions exhibits as a partner in Sony Ericsson’s stand number 39.
“AvantGo has been one of the top requests among our smartphone customers and we are thrilled to work with AvantGo to bring this solution to market,” said Ulf Wretling, director and head of Content Development for Sony Ericsson’s GSM/UMTS products. “With AvantGo’s unique ‘sync and go’ model, consumers can access news and content anywhere, anytime – even offline. This is especially appealing to air travelers who can now access content when Internet connectivity is temporarily suspended when using the P910’s ‘flight mode’ setting.”
“We’re excited to work with Sony Ericsson to provide AvantGo for the P910,” said Neil Versen, senior director of AvantGo at iAnywhere Solutions. “AvantGo enhances Sony Ericsson’s smartphone features with a proven content delivery solution that’s available anytime. In turn, all Sony Ericsson smartphone users will have access to AvantGo, creating an important opportunity to grow our subscriber base.”