TOKYO, Japan – October 12, 2006 – In an ongoing effort to improve the Web browsing experience for millions of mobile users around the world, ACCESS CO., LTD. (TSE:4813) today announced the launch of a NetFront™ Browser Partner Program for content and search providers. As part of the program, ACCESS will release specifications for its popular NetFront Browser to content and search provider partners to promote and facilitate the development of Web content optimally suited for embedded devices.
NetFront Browser is one of the most advanced mobile browsers on the market today, enabling full Internet browsing from numerous mobile devices including PDAs and smartphones. As mobile users are becoming accustomed to such rich Internet browsing capabilities, demand for full-featured Web experiences is growing. ACCESS believes that by strengthening partnerships with content and search providers, it will promote a mutual exchange of information that will ultimately lead to the expansion of the mobile Internet market.
The NetFront Browser Partner program has been adopted and accepted by a number of companies including Google Japan Inc., Kakaku.com, Inc., NIFTY Corporation, NTT Resonant Inc., paperboy&co., TSUTAYA online corporation and Yahoo Japan Corporation .
“ACCESS aims to connect every piece of machinery to the Internet,” said Toru Arakawa, CEO and co-founder, ACCESS. “Our proposed partnership with content and search providers will enable us to offer an even more user-friendly web browsing environment for mobile users.”
ACCESS CO., LTD., is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront browser, Palm OS® and the ACCESS Linux Platform™provide customers with solutions that enable faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability. The Company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates 29 subsidiaries and affiliates within Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit http://gl.access-company.com/
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