iAnywhere Launches Beta of New AvantGo Travel Service

SYNOPSIS: New AvantGo features make travel life easier. Convenient mobile access to personal travel itineraries, weather, city guides, driving directions and more.

DUBLIN, Calif., May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:SY) , today announced the beta release of new travel features for its popular AvantGo(R) mobile Internet service. The new AvantGo features are available as an additional “tab” within the application, enabling users to quickly and easily access flight itineraries, weather, directions, maps and city guides for 98 metro areas worldwide. The new features, sponsored by Cadillac, bring together access to user account information from top travel partners including Expedia Corporate Travel, Northwest Airlines, Sabre Virtually There and Travelocity Business, with additional partners to be announced.

“The new travel features enhance AvantGo’s unparalleled personalized user experience and demonstrate our commitment to provide our millions of users with the content they want — anytime, anywhere,” said Neil Versen, senior director of AvantGo at iAnywhere. “For frequent travelers, AvantGo’s new travel tab aggregates all of their important information in one place, giving them easy access to airline and hotel itineraries — a great convenience when they are on the go.”

“We’re excited to be part of the new travel features offered on the AvantGo service,” said Simon Tam, vice-president, product development of Expedia Corporate Travel. “With the new functionality, our corporate customers can quickly access personalized content, regardless of where they might be. It’s a great way for us to provide an additional mobile touch-point for our customers.”


The beta release of the new AvantGo travel features is available immediately for users of AvantGo version 5.7 software, available for Palm OS 5, Symbian UIQ, Symbian Series 60 (v6.1) and Windows Mobile Pocket PC devices. The beta is available in English only. Version 5.7 users only need to synchronize their device to receive the updated beta features. A free AvantGo account is required, available from http://www.avantgo.com/. The general release of the AvantGo Travel service is expected for late summer and will include expanded travel conveniences.

About AvantGo

AvantGo is a free service that delivers rich, personalized mobile websites to smartphones and PDAs. Today, hundreds of major brands, including American Airlines, CNET, Infiniti, Rolling Stone and The New York Times, leverage AvantGo to target a highly desirable demographic of millions of 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 http://www.avantgo.com/.

About iAnywhere

iAnywhere enables success at the frontlines of business, and holds worldwide market leadership positions in mobile and embedded databases, mobile management and security, and mobile middleware. iAnywhere’s unique “Always Available” computing model provides online and offline access to the information and applications users need, when and where they need it most. Millions of subscribers, 15,000 customers and 1,000 partners rely on the company’s award-winning technologies, including SQL Anywhere(R), Afaria(R), and the AvantGo(R) mobile Internet service. iAnywhere is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:SY) . Visit http://www.ianywhere.com/ for more information.

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