- First Use of NetFront™ Widgets Player in NTT DOCOMO Mobile Handset
Tokyo, Japan, June 16, 2009 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced that NetFront™ Browser v3.5 and NetFront™ Widgets will feature in the new TG01, a slim, high-performance, multimedia handset from Toshiba Corporation. The TG01 is developed by Toshiba for both Japanese and global markets. NTT DOCOMO, Inc. plans to release the handset in Japan as model number docomo PRO series™ T-01A on June 20.
NetFront Browser v3.5 is the latest version of NetFront™ Browser for mobile handsets and Internet-enabled devices, while NetFront Widgets is a comprehensive widget solution for mobile and beyond-PC markets. Users of the TG01 will benefit from NetFront Browser v3.5’s superior user-friendliness and browsing capabilities and NetFront Widgets’ smooth graphic interface and diverse features.
ACCESS began providing a widget service for DOCOMO’s Windows Mobile® handsets in November 2008. This announcement marks the first time the NetFront Widgets player has been deployed in a DOCOMO handset. Five widgets have been pre-installed in docomo PRO series T-01A, allowing users to take immediate advantage of search, weather and calendar functions, among others.
The TG01 has a slim body—an approximately 9.9 mm thick—and features an approximately 4.1-inch wide VGA high-resolution touch-screen. The handset delivers advanced performance through Qualcomm’s 1 GHz Snapdragon chipset and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.1.
ACCESS and Toshiba have worked together previously to develop new handsets. NetFront Browser v3.5 was integrated into the WS026T (offered by WILLCOM, Inc. as the WILLCOM NS), a Toshiba handset designed specifically for Web browsing.
“We’re very pleased that ACCESS products are being used in Toshiba handsets for the Japanese and global markets,” said Tomihisa Kamada, Co-CEO, president and co-founder of ACCESS. “ACCESS products and services are designed and developed to provide an optimal usage environment aligned to users’ diverse lifestyles. As a result, ACCESS products have a track record of success in numerous handsets for the global market. We look forward to extending our presence by developing and delivering high-performance, user-friendly software for the next generation of advanced mobile handsets.”
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, ACCESS Linux Platform™ and Garnet™ OS, provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in 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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