Tokyo, Japan, November 27, 2007 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced that Amazon licensed the ACCESS NetFront™ Browser for the Amazon Kindle, Amazon’s wireless, portable reading device with instant access to over 90,000 books, blogs, magazines and newspapers. Detailed information about Amazon Kindle is available at http://www.amazon.com/kindle.
“The Internet holds a wealth of text-based information and access to great resources like Wikipedia®,” said Charlie Tritschler, Director, Kindle. “We chose ACCESS technology so that Kindle customers can quickly and easily reference websites while they are reading, wherever they are.”
NetFront Browser, a powerful and versatile Internet browser for mobile devices, allows Amazon Kindle customers to access web sites like Wikipedia.org directly from search results and also to click on links within blogs, newspapers, magazines, and books that they read on their Amazon Kindle.
Deployed in a wide range of products by global information technology and consumer electronics manufacturers, NetFront Browser is platform agnostic. The high modularity, flexibility and scalability of NetFront Browser have made it a de facto standard. NetFront technology provides Internet browsing for more than 1,200 commercial devices including PDAs and smartphones. There are currently over 440 million NetFront deployments around the world, including mobile phones, digital TVs, set-top boxes, mobile handhelds, game consoles, automobile telematics systems and many other Internet devices.
“We are very proud and excited to be an integral part of this new class of device from Amazon. As part of our mission to help create truly ubiquitous networks, ACCESS is committed to enabling all types of mobile devices to connect to the Internet,” said Toru Arakawa, president, CEO and co-founder of ACCESS.
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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