Tokyo, Japan, November 13, 2007 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced that it will make available a beta version of a Garnet™ VM software for Nokia N770, N800 and N810 Internet Tablets. Garnet VM will make it possible for users of the Nokia N770, N800 and N810 to enjoy thousands of off-the-shelf Garnet™ OS (formerly Palm OS®)-based applications immediately available to enhance their productivity, connectivity and play. Garnet VM is expected to be available by the end of the year free of charge as a download from the ACCESS website.
Garnet VM is a “virtual machine” software application for running Garnet OS-based applications in a Linux® environment, and supports over 30,000 software applications, including some of the most popular mobile applications on the market, such as Google Maps™, Snappermail®, DateBk5 and perennially favorite games like Bejeweled®, PacMan and Sudoku.
The Nokia N770, N800 and N810 Internet Tablets are part of the Nokia Nseries™ range of high performance multimedia computers that deliver unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences. Running a Linux-based operating system, Nokia Internet Tablets offer easy wireless connections, high resolution display and support for a wide variety of Internet applications, such as Internet calling, instant messaging and email.
“ACCESS is leveraging our work on the ACCESS Linux Platform™ which includes Garnet VM as one of three runtime environments along with Java™ and native Linux,” said Didier Diaz, senior vice president product strategy management, ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc. “This reinforces the value of Garnet OS-based applications to consumers and creates an all-around win: it will allow Nokia users to access the thousands of great applications running under Garnet OS; it will give our loyal developers a larger installed base of devices; and it will enable ACCESS to fine-tune Garnet VM based on customer feedback.”
“The ability to run ACCESS’ Garnet VM on a Nokia Linux-based platform demonstrates the growing importance of open source mobile operating systems,” said Ari Virtanen, vice president, Convergence Products, Multimedia, Nokia. “Users of the Nokia N770, N800 and N810 will be able to take advantage of thousands of Garnet OS applications available today.”
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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, Garnet™ OS (formerly Palm OS®) and ACCESS Linux Platform™, provides 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 Mother’s Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit http://gl.access-company.com/
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