NetFront™enables seamless i-mode™ service on Nokia’s S60 handsets
TOKYO, Japan- March 14, 2006
ACCESS Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, announced today that Nokia’s first FOMA™ handset -the NM850iG – launched by NTT DoCoMo, Inc., will offer three ACCESS products: a FOMA-compatible browser (ACCESS’ NetFront™), an email client, and JV-Lite™2 Wireless Edition, a Java execution environment for embedded wireless solutions.
In November 2002, ACCESS signed an umbrella agreement with Japan’s mobile phone operator, DoCoMo, to provide a browser for FOMA, their 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. The NetFront browser for FOMA handsets creates a PC-style Internet environment on mobile phones. NetFront also enables seamless i-mode™ email and Internet services on the S60 smartphone platform for Nokia’s recently launched NM850iG handset. The JV-Lite2 Wireless Edition has affinity with NetFront for support of DoCoMo’s DoJa™ and it is designed to share resources and memory with NetFront. As a result of these features, solutions using JV-Lite2 Wireless Edition and NetFront can effectively realize Internet browsing functions with a highly reliable Java execution environment.
ACCESS’ NetFront is widely recognized as one of the world’s most advanced mobile browsers. Supporting the latest Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) browsing 2.2 and Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) standards, it offers full Internet browsing functions*. NetFront is now installed on more than 200 million devices worldwide, and has established itself as a leading browser for mobile phones, computers, and other consumer electronics.
“I am very pleased to offer NetFront on Nokia’s FOMA handsets. This marks the first time ACCESS has provided a FOMA-compatible browser to Nokia, and we remain committed to offering advanced-function mobile solutions for i-mode™ users throughout the world,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS.
* NM850iG is not compatible with full internet browsing function.
About NetFront Browser
NetFront browser recently surpassed 235 million deployments globally representing 801 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, Palm, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony, Telcel Venezuela, TCL, Toshiba, UTStarcom 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.co.jp/english.
ACCESS, NetFront and JV-Lite are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan and other countries. FOMA, i-mode and DoJa are trademark or registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries. Java is a trademark or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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