- Companies combine market-leading technologies to deliver rich content to mobile phones
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 8, 2008 – Mobopia Corporation, the creators of Xuinet™, the industry’s first Open Mobile Publishing Network™ and ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced their strategic partnership to create an integrated, open and flexible Widget solution for delivering a wide variety of rich and engaging content to mobile phones, worldwide. The partnership will combine Mobopia’s Xoe™ rich-media Widget client with ACCESS’ NetFront™ Browser, delivering a completely integrated, open and flexible Widget platform tailored specifically for mobile devices, available in Q3 of this year.
Today, there are nearly two million Flash developers worldwide with the potential to create and publish rich content for mobile phones. This includes most major media companies, creative agencies, advertisers and individuals. Although several methods for mobile publishing exist, they are tied to specific platforms or geographies thus impeding the vast majority of Flash developers from easily delivering their creations to market.
With this in mind, Mobopia has created Xuinet, to simplify the creation, monetization and delivery of rich media content and advertising. The combination of Mobopia’s Xoe client integrated with ACCESS’ NetFront Browser has created a new, intuitive user experience that enhances discovery of content on mobile phones.
“As a pioneer in advanced software solutions for mobile and Internet-enabled devices, it is important for us to establish strong, strategic partnerships to ensure we are at the cutting edge of technology,” says Tomy Kamada, CTO, executive vice president and co-founder of ACCESS. “We are excited to be partnering with Mobopia to deliver the ultimate mobile Internet user experience and look forward to working with the company to help extend the growing market momentum of Widgets on mobile platforms.”
Mobopia is an active member of the ACCESS™ Connect Ecosystem (ACE™) Global Partner Program, a network of world-class partners who are furthering the potential of the digital life generation by driving development and adoption of new mobile converged technologies and solutions.
“By extending our partnership with ACCESS we will benefit from the extensive global distribution and reach of a world-class market leader,” states Ray Taylor, CEO and President, Mobopia. “By combining our industry-leading technology platforms, we are able to offer long tail content through a complete end-to-end ecosystem for Flash developers, making it easier to get on device, and ultimately, make money in mobile.”
The new Mobopia-ACCESS pre-integrated client solution will be available August 20, 2008, and will initially be available on a wide variety of Windows Mobile® and BREW® devices.
About ACCESS NetFront Browser
NetFront Browser is the most advanced, versatile, and powerful Internet browser available in the mobile market and has been deployed in over 590 million Internet devices throughout the world including mobile phones, digital TVs, set-top boxes, mobile handhelds, game consoles and automobile telematics systems, among others.*
About Mobopia’s Xoe™ client and Xuinet™
Xoe is a rich-media client that brings the power and convenience of Flash content & services to your mobile phone through Xui’s (mobile Flash Widgets). Xuinet is Mobopia’s Open Mobile Publishing Network™, a global mobile publishing resource for developers and publishers. For more information regarding Mobopia, the Xoe client and Xuinet, please visit: http://www.xuinet.com/.
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 24 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://www.access-company.com.
Mobopia has built the first Open Mobile Publishing Network™ (OMPN) called Xuinet™. Mobopia takes a community approach to mobile publishing by offering the tools and services that enable Flash developers to easily create, distribute and monetize mobile services worldwide. Mobopia welcomes developers and content publishers to join Xuinet™ and experience the benefits of a truly open network that delivers services to mobile devices around the world.
For more information, please visit www.xuinet.com or contact:
Grant Butler Coomber USA
ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc.
* Figure denotes the total number of NetFront technology-based products.
© 2008 ACCESS CO., LTD. and Mobopia Corporation. All rights reserved.
ACCESS, NetFront, Garnet and ACCESS Linux Platform are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and other countries.
The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from LMI, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world-wide basis. Palm OS is a trademark owned by Palm Trademark Holding Company and is licensed exclusively to ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc. Mobopia, Xuinet, Xoe, and Xui area registered trademarks of Mobopia Corporation. Windows Mobile® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. BREW® is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Other marks used herein are the property of the respective owners.