AvantGo Optimizes User Experience On Palm IIIc Handheld Computers

With Enhanced Image Support from AvantGo, Users Can View Web-based Photos and Graphics in Color on New Devices

    AvantGo(TM), Inc., the authority in managing mobile information(TM), today announced its award-winning software is bundled with the new Palm IIIc handheld computer from Palm, Inc., a 3Com (Nasdaq: COMS) company. AvantGo's software, which extends Web- and server-based data to mobile devices, features enhanced image support that allows individuals with a Palm IIIc handheld computer to view color Web pages, including photos, graphics and images on the new product.

    Palm IIIc handheld users can now access the entire Web in color and view specially designed color Web sites on AvantGo.com(TM), the company's popular, free interactive Internet service using a desktop cradle, kiosk or optional wireless solution. With AvantGo.com, Palm IIIc handheld users can access the latest news, sports, entertainment and much more, in color, from partners such as FOXSports.com, FOXNews.com, Sony Online Entertainment, Columbia TriStar Interactive, USATODAY.com, MapBlast!, MapQuest.com, PhotoPoint.com and Theatre.com.

    For example, using PhotoPoint.com, AvantGo's software and a Palm IIIc handheld computer, users can create, access and view photo albums of just about anything from children to pets to baseball card collections. From the FOXSports.com channel, individuals can read the latest sports news and see photos of the game.

    "Our partnership with AvantGo gives Palm IIIc sports and news fanatics the convenience of direct access to all of the latest sports information, news headlines and photos in color from FOXSports.com and FOXNews.com while they are on the go," said Jon Richmond, president of News Digital Media, producers of FOXSports.com and FOXNews.com. "Distributing our preeminent programming wirelessly to AvantGo.com further solidifies News Digital Media as a leading provider of content in the wireless space."

    "The expanded memory in the new Palm IIIc handheld computer provides users a great vehicle for carrying Internet content with them," said John Cook, director of Consumer Products at Palm, Inc. "We are pleased to include AvantGo with our Palm IIIc handhelds to offer our customers a popular application for synchronizing Web content, and we think that the addition of color will greatly enhance the news, entertainment and other Web channels available through the service."

    "We expect both consumers and corporate users to enjoy AvantGo.com on a color handheld computer because it gives them an opportunity to add more personality to their mobile devices," said Stuart Read, vice president of marketing for AvantGo. "With AvantGo.com and a Palm IIIc handheld computer, individuals can access photos, graphics or images in color any time, anywhere."

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