Sharepages.com launches financial information service for PDAs
For the investor who needs to access latest market information whilst on the move, Sharepages has launched a new financial information service specifically designed for a range of handheld computers. Optimised for PocketPC devices with Microsoft WinCE™ operating system, the innovative new Sharepages service provides market data, share price quotes, news messages and charts specifically tailored to PocketPC devices, such as the Compaq iPAQ, Casio E-115 and Cassiopeia, and HP Jornada 540 Series. Users of other PDA devices with web access will also benefit from the format and speed improvements of the new PDA optimised service.
To access the new Sharepages service from an Internet-enabled handheld computer, investors can simply point the web browser to http://www.sharepages.com (PocketPC) or http://www.sharepages.com/pda/ (other PDAs) as PocketPC devices are automatically detected. The PDA service is optimised to offer instant access to key market information using a standard GSM mobile phone connection and content tailored to fit exactly on the PDA screen.
The new PDA service has been launched in response to increasing investor demand for UK stock market information accessible from handheld devices which are growing quickly in popularity.
Worldwide PDA unit shipments nearly doubled to 9.4 million in 2000 compared to 5.1 million the previous year, according to Gartner Group. Both Gartner and IDC expect PDA shipments to be in the 30-million range worldwide by 2004.
Marc Pinter-Krainer, Managing Director of Sharepages said:
"The launch of our Sharepages service for handheld computers represents another step forward in our strategic move to cater for mobile Internet users, complementing our existing WAP based service for mobile phone users. Both services are fast, accurate and reliable and offer free access to a range of relevant market information on the move."
Further information on the new Sharepages PDA service can be found at http://www.sharepages.com/SE_PD.smart.
Sharepages.com Ltd is a leading UK investor website that has experienced explosive growth since its launch in August 1999. The site provides fast and comprehensive stock market information to individual investors, market strategists, analysts and fund managers by offering a range of unique, forward-looking tools for analysing and tracking UK equities.
Sharepages.com Limited is a Knowledge Technology Solutions PLC company (http://www.ktsplc.com)