Handset Delivers NetFront® Mobile Client Suite Browser, Email, and JavaTM Based on the FOMA Profile
TOKYO, Japan – September 29, 2005 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced that Sanyo has adopted components of ACCESS’ NetFront Mobile Client Suite (NMCS) for its FOMA SA700iS handset from NTT DoCoMo. The components adopted for the handset include the NetFront Browser, NetFront Messaging Client, and JV-Lite™2 Wireless Edition based on the FOMA profile.
NetFront Mobile Client Suite is a highly integrated, flexible, modular and extensible solution that dramatically reduces development time and costs, allowing manufacturers to rapidly introduce advanced new mobile devices to markets throughout the world.
The browser, which was adopted for BREW platform of FOMA SA700iS was developed jointly by ACCESS and NTT DoCoMo based on NetFront v3.2. The browser has been already adopted by NEC, Fujitsu, Panasonic, Sharp, Mitsubishi, and Sanyo adopted it as FOMA SA700iS. In addition to common e-mail applications, the NetFront Messaging Client has been used in Deco-mail, a unique feature in the FOMA series. Moreover, since ACCESS’s JV-Lite2 Wireless Edition is compatible with the latest version of NTT DoCoMo’s DoJa4.0 LE, which is designed to enable resource and memory sharing between applications, developers can deliver a highly reliable Java execution environment.
“We are pleased that Sanyo has adopted NMCS for its first FOMA handset,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “We plan to take full advantage of our experience and track record as the browser of choice for numerous NTT DoCoMo handsets and deliver a wide variety of high performance, total mobility solutions to i-mode users worldwide.”
About NetFront Browser
NetFront browser recently surpassed 195million deployments globally representing 650 unique devices ranging from mobile phones and PDAs to digital televisions, gaming consoles, and automobile telematics systems from 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.
About NetFront Mobile Client Suite
ACCESS’ NetFront Mobile Client is a comprehensive, flexible, modular, and extensible software suite solution that takes the evolving phoneware category to powerful new levels of efficiency and functionality. NetFront Mobile Client Suite offers mobile device manufacturers and mobile operators an integrated solution that includes a customizable UI, Browser, MMS Client, PIM Client, SyncML Client, Java virtual machine and more.
ACCESS is a global provider of Internet technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets. 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 enabling Internet access anywhere and on any device. NetFront technologies are delivering full Internet browsing and related services to next-generation mobile devices and consumer electronics ranging from digital TV to automobile telematics. For more information: www.access.co.jp or www.access-us-inc.com.
ACCESS, NetFront, and JV-Lite2 are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in Japan and other countries.
FOMA is trademark or registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
Deco-mail is trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
FOMA and Deco-mail are only available to subscribers in Japan.
BREW is registered trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated.
Sun, Sun Microsystems, Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
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