New Version of Award Winning Browser Delivers Most Advanced Mobile Internet Browsing Solution for Windows Mobile End-Users
TOKYO, Japan – June 22, 2005 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, announced the availability of the English language version of NetFront™v3.2 for Pocket PC 2003/2003 Second Edition (SE) which supports Microsoft® Windows Mobile™ 2003 SE.
NetFront v3.2 for Pocket PC 2003/2003 SE builds on the success of ACCESS’ award-winning NetFront v3.1 for Pocket PC browser by providing support for key new technologies and features including JV-Lite™ 2 CE edition, ACCESS’ Sun authorized Java™ virtual machine which supports the Connected Device Configuration (CDC) standard, and native support for Macromedia® Flash™. Also included is ACCESS’ Rapid-Render™ technology, a sophisticated incremental rendering technology that dramatically accelerates the presentation of Web pages, client authentication, as well as other features that deliver a rich mobile Internet browsing experience.
NetFront v3.2 for Pocket PC 2003/2003 SE provides comprehensive support for mobile Internet standards including, OMA Browsing 2.2, WML, HTML 4.01, and cHTML as well as unique technologies that make mobile Internet browsing highly responsive and intuitive like ACCESS’ Smart-Fit Rendering™, a technology that intelligently renders Web pages to fit the screen width of mobile devices, eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling and delivering a mobile internet browsing experience that is more efficient and less tedious.
“The Windows Mobile platform has seen remarkable growth over the last few years, and ACCESS has continued to support this growth by delivering advanced new versions of the award-winning NetFront browser,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “We’re confident that NetFront v3.2 for Pocket PC 2003/2003 SE offers the best mobile Internet browsing experience for the millions of Windows Mobile end-users worldwide.”
NetFront v3.2 for Pocket PC 2003/2003 SE retails for $29.80 and will be available on June 23 for download and purchase from global online retailers Handango (wwwhandango.com) and PocketGear (www.pocketgear.com), and also from Japanese online retailers including Vector, AirBitway, and GoodCrew Leche. A 45-day limited trial version of NetFront v3.2 for Pocket PC 2003/2003 SE will also be offered along with limited-time discount pricing, and user upgrades for NetFront v3.1 for Pocket PC licensees.
About NetFront Browser
NetFront browser recently surpassed over 180 million deployments globally that include 646 unique devices ranging from mobile phones and PDAs to digital televisions, gaming consoles, and automobile telematics systems from 90 major Internet device manufacturers. NetFront supports a wider range of operating systems than any competing browser including solutions for Palm® OS, Symbian OS, Linux OS, Microsoft® Windows® Mobile/PocketPC and mobile handset environments like BREW™. NetFront browser technology is used by the world’s leading mobile operators, software providers and electronics manufacturers including Adobe, Alpine, Amoi, AT&T Wireless, Casio, Epson, Hitachi, Hutchinson 3G Group, IBM, KDDI, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Mitsubishi, palmOne, PalmSource, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony, Telcel Venezuela, TCL, Toshiba, UTStarcom and more.
ACCESS is a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies to the beyond-PC market. Its NetFront browser, widely recognized as one of the most advanced Internet browsers in the world, is a cornerstone to the company’s vision of making the ubiquitous Internet a reality. NetFront technologies are delivering full Internet browsing and related services to next-generation mobile devices and consumer electronics ranging from digital TVs to automobile telematics. For more information: www.access.co.jp or www.access-us-inc.com.
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