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Canada.com, AvantGo Target Palm OS, CE Devices

[Toronto, CANADA] Canada.com has inked an agreement with mobile Internet company AvantGo to offer mobile users of handheld devices access to the canada.com portal at no extra cost.

Users of the popular Palm OS and Windows CE-based devices can now access canada.com's content from a variety of mobile devices via the AvantGo mobile Internet service.

"We have long recognized the growth potential of mobile and wireless solutions in Canada," says Marlise Nishikihama, director of marketing at canada.com. "We're striving to be the leading source of news and information to mobile and wireless customers - delivering to people what they need, when they need it and where they need it - into the palm of their hand."

Canada.com mobile users can access the following content via the AvantGo service: the latest national and world news including business, technology, sports, entertainment and health news; the latest scores for sports teams; the performance of the top market indices, including the TSE 300, S&P 500, Dow Jones, CDNX and NASDAQ composite from canada.com Finance Channel; the Canadian exchange rate; winning lottery numbers including national and regional game results; a full listing of upcoming and newly released movies; daily horoscopes from one of Canada's most popular Astrologers.

For current AvantGo users with Palm OS or Windows CE devices, there is no additional software installation necessary. New canada.com users can follow a simple step-by-step process to load the necessary software located at the AvantGo site.