AMEInfo develops content for handhelds

Users of Palm or Windows CE devices will now be able to use wireless or PC synchronisation technology to view AMEInfo’s content on their handhelds.

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By  David Ingham Published  April 17, 2001 is to provide regional content for AvantGo’s mobile information service. Using wireless technology or by synchronising with a PC, users of Palm or Windows CE devices will be able to view AMEInfo’s content on their handhelds.

"Because AvantGo provides free content and applications to PDAs and WAP-enabled mobile phone users, we get access to the fast-growing world of handheld devices," says Klaus Lovgreen, managing director,

Users can also access a variety of information from AvantGo and its several hundred content partners, including world news, financial market data and entertainment.

"As the world's leading mobile Internet company with expansionist aspirations, our research showed that AMEInfo was the best business resource in the Middle East," said David Rice, Managing Director of AvantGo Mobile Internet EMEA. provides an online directory containing information on over 200,000 Middle Eastern organisations. It is a provider of Middle Eastern information to several global Web sites.

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