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- ACCESS’ NetFront™ Browser Brings Internet Browsing to PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable)
TOKYO, Japan – September 6, 2005 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange:4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, announced that its NetFront mobile Internet browser has been adopted by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), to be integrated as a new function provided with the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system software version 2.00. The system update became available on July 27th in Japan and on August 24th in North America. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe launched the PSP™ in Europe on September 1st, with the new system software version 2.00. NetFront browser delivers Internet browsing to the PSP™ and allows users to take advantage of the device’s built-in Wi-Fi capability to wirelessly access the Internet from Wi-Fi hot spots.
ACCESS’ NetFront browser is widely recognized as one of the most advanced and popular browsers in the world. NetFront features the most comprehensive feature-set available in mobile today, including unique technologies like Rapid-Render™, an incremental rendering technology that significantly accelerates the presentation of Web pages, and Smart-Fit Rendering™, a rendering technology that intelligently renders Web pages to fit the screen width of mobile devices like the PSP™, eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling.
“We’re excited to bring ACCESS’ NetFront browser to the PSP™ handheld entertainment system,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “Internet mobile browsing provides compelling new entertainment and usability options to the millions of PSP™ end-users throughout the world.”
NetFront was the first browser to be deployed for a commercial 3G mobile service (W-CDMA), and it is the choice of leading Internet device manufacturers for applications as diverse as digital television, set-top boxes, automobile navigation system, mobile handsets, PDAs, and more.
About NetFront Browser
NetFront browser recently surpassed over 195 million deployments globally that include 650 unique devices ranging from mobile phones and PDAs to digital televisions, gaming consoles, and automobile telematics systems from 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 is a global provider of Internet technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets. Its NetFront browser, widely recognized as one of the most advanced Internet browsers in the world, is a cornerstone to the company’s vision of enabling Internet access anywhere and on any device. NetFront technologies are delivering full Internet browsing and related services to next-generation mobile devices and consumer electronics ranging from digital TV to automobile telematics. For more information: www.access.co.jp or www.access-us-inc.com.
ACCESS,NetFront, Rapid-Render and Smart-Fit Rendering™are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in Japan and other countries. PlayStation is a registered trademark and PSP is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
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