Ronneby, Sweden and Tokyo, Japan, – January 12, 2005 – UIQ Technology and ACCESS Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced that they have partnered to offer ACCESS’ advanced NetFront™ browser technology to the global UIQ community. The availability of the NetFront browser for the UIQ user interface platform establishes an advanced level of Internet browser functionality for UIQ customers. As a step in the partnership, ACCESS has joined the UIQ Alliance Partner Program and UIQ Technology has joined the ACCESS Advanced Alliance Partner Program.
Widely recognized as one of the most advanced and successful full Internet browser solutions in the mobile market, NetFront offers a comprehensive feature-set including support for WAP 2.0, WML, HTML 4.01, and cHTML. NetFront features unique technologies that deliver the most advanced mobile Internet browsing experience in the industry including Smart-Fit Rendering™ a sophisticated technology that intelligently renders full Web pages to fit the screen width of mobile devices; and Rapid-Render™, a rendering technology that dramatically accelerates the presentation of Web page data. NetFront is also the only mobile browser in the world to provide integrated support for Adobe® Reader® and Adobe’s ubiquitous portable document format (PDF).
UIQ is a user interface platform for Symbian OS, especially designed for advanced, media rich mobile phones. Currently there are 9 smartphones based on UIQ: Sony Ericsson P800, P900 and P910, Motorola A920, A925 and A1000, BenQ P30 and P31, Arima U300.
“ACCESS is recognized as one of the leading mobile Internet browser providers, and this cooperation will allow us to further help our global customers create attractive mobile phones for the world-wide markets,” said Johan Sandberg, CEO, UIQ Technology. “We are pleased to join the ACCESS Advanced Alliance Partner Program and are equally happy to welcome ACCESS into our UIQ Alliance program.”
“UIQ provides a powerful user interface platform for Symbian OS, and we are looking forward to working with them to bring our advanced mobile browsing technologies to the global UIQ community,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “Our concurrent memberships in each other’s alliance programs will significantly facilitate development process for UIQ customers throughout the world.
UIQ is a user interface platform for Symbian OS, especially designed for advanced, media rich mobile phones. UIQ is designed to offer easy access to the wide variety of data services in 2.5G and 3G networks. UIQ based phones are powerful and give access to enterprise applications, email, multimedia clips and web pages. Excellent interaction and graphical capabilities also provides support for advanced gaming possibilities. Currently there are 9 smartphones based on UIQ: Sony Ericsson P800, P900 and P910, Motorola A920, A925 and A1000, BenQ P30 and P31, Arima U300
About UIQ Technology
UIQ Technology develops and licenses user interface platforms to the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers and support licensees in the drive towards developing a mass market for open mobile phones. UIQ Technology, established 1999 in Ronneby, Sweden, is a fully owned subsidiary of Symbian Ltd. www.uiq.com
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 342 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 150 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/ or www.access-us-inc.com.
ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront and Compact NetFront are registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. i-mode is a trademark or registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries. NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA service is available only to subscribers in Japan. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
|UIQ Technology||Carina Dietmann
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