Sportal today announced that the company has launched the most comprehensive sports PDA content available. Sportal’s PDA service, accessible via the AvantGo mobile Internet service, will allow users to access almost the entire Sportal offering of top quality sports content, including news, features, results and league tables for Football, Cricket, Rugby, Tennis, Horseracing, Formula 1 and World Rally Championship, all via hand held computer or PDA. (Personal Digital Assistant)

This new service means that Sportal content is available across all current mobile Internet platforms, and when combined with the existing WAP service, provides Sportal with the springboard to tackle the new technologies emerging from the wireless medium.

The service launches in the UK today with other language versions coming on stream this week. It will be available throughout Europe in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Swedish and Danish.

Stephen Nuttall, Sportal’s Head of Sport says; ‘This is great news for Sportal users. The convenience of hand-held devices has seen users in Japan access their service three to four times a day and the growing popularity of PDA’s in Europe and beyond, will see this become a mainstream way of accessing information in a relatively short timeframe. We think our users will really appreciate this additional service, especially for a fix of sports news whilst travelling say.’

David Rice, managing director, AvantGo Mobile Internet, AvantGo Europe, commented: ‘AvantGo are very pleased to have Sportal on board, to add to the great existing sports content on offer through our service. Sportal’s AvantGo channel is a true European offering by delivering content to mobile device users in seven languages. By signing up channels such as Sportal, AvantGo are continuing to offer a service that is tailored to individual users no matter what country they are in or what language they speak.’

Sportal’s AvantGo channel can be accessed in real-time with a wireless connection or offline via synchronisation with a desktop PC. The addition of Sportal to AvantGo builds on a list of over 1,000 optimised channels covering the latest in news, travel, finance, weather, entertainment and more. Through AvantGo, users can also access the entire web on their mobile device.

The AvantGo mobile Internet software is available for free from

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