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Cannes, France – 3GSM World Congress – February 16, 2005 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, announced that its NetFront® i-mode Global Profile integrated software solution has been selected by Motorola for deployment in its E378i handset. This innovative handset will initially be offered by leading Spanish mobile operator Telefónica Móviles, with additional carrier deployments to follow.
NetFront i-mode Global Profile integrates ACCESS Internet software technologies previously deployed for NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode service into a comprehensive solution that offers operators and their handset partners seamless i-mode Global deployments while reducing overall cost and time-to-market. All technologies comprising NetFront i-mode Global Profile were developed by ACCESS with NTT DoCoMo ensuring seamless interoperability optimized specifically for the i-mode Global service and they have been proven in over 43 million deployments of i-mode handsets in Japan and over 4 million i-mode Global handset deployments throughout the world.
“Motorola is delighted to be working with ACCESS to bring the promise of i-mode to consumers in Europe, and worldwide. The innovative E378i handset, combined with the NetFront i-mode global profile software will ensure consumers have a truly incredible mobile Internet experience,” said Adrian Anderson, Motorola Director of Product Operations – i-mode & Data Centric Devices.
“ACCESS is committed to providing the most functional, comprehensive, and powerful i-mode software solution in the world, so we are very pleased that Motorola has selected NetFront i-mode Global Profile,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “This selection is further validation that ACCESS continues to be the key partner for i-mode Global handset manufacturers and i-mode Global operators throughout the world.”
ACCESS will be demonstrating its complete advanced solutions for mobile at 3GSM World Congress 2005 in stand G15 (Hall 2).
Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace, and spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need, anywhere, anytime. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information: www.motorola.com
About NetFront i-mode Global Profile
NetFront i-mode Global Profile is one profile in ACCESS’ NetFront Mobile Client Suite, a comprehensive, flexible, modular, and extensible software suite solution that takes the evolving phoneware category to powerful new levels of efficiency and functionality. NetFront Mobile Client Suite offers mobile device manufacturers and mobile operators an integrated solution that includes a customizable UI, Browser, MMS Client, PIM Client, SyncML Client, Java VM and more. NetFront i-mode Global Profile was developed and is optimized for NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode Global service and provides handset manufacturers and mobile operators with seamless i-mode Global deployments while reducing costs and time-to-market.
About NetFront Browser
NetFront browser recently surpassed over 150 million deployments globally that include 342 unique devices ranging from mobile phones and PDAs to digital televisions, gaming consoles, and automobile telematics systems from 90 major Internet device manufacturers. NetFront supports a wider range of operating systems than any competing browser including solutions for Palm® OS, Symbian OS, Linux OS, Microsoft® Windows® Mobile/PocketPC and mobile handset environments like BREW®. NetFront browser technology is used by the world’s leading mobile operators, software providers and electronics manufacturers including Adobe, Alpine, Amoi, AT&T Wireless, Casio, Epson, Hitachi, Hutchinson 3G Group, IBM, KDDI, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Mitsubishi, palmOne, PalmSource, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony, Telcel Venezuela, TCL, Toshiba, UTStarcom and more.
ACCESS Co. Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices throughout the world including major centers in the U.S., Germany, and China. ACCESS is a leading global provider of mobile Internet technologies and consultation services for the beyond-PC market. ACCESS’ NetFront browser technology powers 342 different commercial products worldwide including mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, game consoles, PDAs, car navigation systems, web phones, kiosk terminals and intranet terminals. ACCESS’ NetFront browser technology is most widely deployed in mobile phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode™ and FOMA™ services. To date, over 150 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 90 major Internet device manufactures. ACCESS was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market on February 26, 2001. More information is available at www.access.co.jp/english/ or www.access-us-inc.com.
ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront and Compact NetFront are registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. i-mode is a trademark or registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries. NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
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