Tokyo, Japan – July 20, 2004 – ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced that its flagship embedded browser NetFront has been bundled in the new IP TV telephone Flet’sphone VP1000 released today by NTT West Japan and NTT East Japan.
The IP TV telephone Flet’sphone VP1000 was developed by NTT East/West as a standard device to take advantage of growing broadband access. Flet’sphoneVP1000 is a simple, user-friendly TV telephone terminal with touch-panel operation, requiring no PC. By supporting L-mode on Flet’s type II, Flet’sphone offers Internet access and applications such as e-mail through NTT’s L-mode services. This broadband terminal is easy to use for everyone.
ACCESS’ NetFront is the most widely deployed and actively used mobile browser in the world, with more than 126 million deployments globally that include 280 unique devices ranging from mobile phones and PDAs to digital televisions, gaming consoles, and automobile telematics systems.
NetFront has been bundled with NTT’s L-mode telephones since the first product release to provide Web browsing and email capabilities. ACCESS collaborated with NTT East/West to develop a version of NetFront tailored to the L-mode on Flet’s type II and bundled in the IP TV telephone, enabling a new generation of rich broadband content and services.
ACCESS Co. Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices throughout the world including major centers in the U.S., Germany, and China. ACCESS is a leading global provider of mobile Internet technologies and consultation services for the beyond-PC market. ACCESS’ NetFront browser technology powers 280 different commercial products worldwide including mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, game consoles, PDAs, car navigation systems, web phones, kiosk terminals and intranet terminals. ACCESS’ NetFront browser technology is most widely deployed in mobile phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode® and FOMA™ services. To date, over 126 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 90 major Internet device manufactures. ACCESS was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market on February 26, 2001. More information is available at www.access.co.jp/english and www.accesschina.com.cn.
ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront and Compact NetFront are registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. i-mode is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
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