AvantGo Going Away
AvantGo, a popular offline browser for PDAs and smartphones, will cease to exist as of the end of June. Sybase, AvantGo's parent company, has announced that it will close down the service at the end of the month.
AvantGo has been around since the days of the first Palm Pilot's. The service provided mobile formatted online content channels with an offline browser and desktop synchronization client. It started out as a Palm OS service and was also ported to Windows Mobile PDAs and Symbian Phones. PalmInfocenter published a review of AvantGo v3.3 way back in April 2000.
AvantGo was founded in 1997 and was based in San Mateo, California. It quickly grew to nearly 400 employees and went public on September 28, 2000. The IPO price at the time was $12/share and it closed the day up $8 at $20/share - with a market cap of nearly $1 Billion. On Dec 12, 2002, the company was sold to Sybase for $38 Million. (Per Wikipedia)
The AvantGo website now states:
"AvantGo is changing! From June 30, 2009, AvantGo will no longer be providing mobile Web content."
The site recommends a service called Snac as a replacement, however they do not offer Palm OS or Windows Mobile (Pocket PC) support.