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TOKYO, Japan – February 6, 2006 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced that its NetFront browser has been deployed in 11 SANYO handset models available in regions throughout the world including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand. Powered by NetFront browser, SANYO handsets represent some of the best-selling devices available from SANYO’s mobile operator partners.
NetFront has been selected as the browser technology for 11 SANYO handsets, which include the SCP-8300, SCP-9000, SCP-7500, SCP7400/QW, SCP-4920/QW, SCP-8200/QW, SCP-2300/NZ, SCP-9000/NZ, SCP-2300/CA, SCP-8300/CA, and SANYO MVP models. These SANYO handsets are among the most technologically advanced in their markets and showcase exciting features like digital cameras, speakerphones, exceptional battery performance, high-resolution color LCD displays, digital voice memo recorders and walkie-talkie style communication. Combined with ACCESS’ NetFront browser technology, SANYO handsets provide end-users with a fast and rich mobile Internet browsing experience.
“Our partnership with ACCESS has proven to be very successful, as is clearly demonstrated by the significant number of SANYO handsets deployed with the NetFront browser throughout the world,” said Atsushi Kodera, group vice president and general manager of Wireless Communications Division SANYO Fisher Company. “NetFront browser technology has provided us with a genuine competitive advantage in the global handset market, and we look forward to working with ACCESS on additional new handset models in the coming years.”
“SANYO is a one of the leading and most respected manufacturers of mobile handset in the world, and we’re extremely proud that they have consistently selected NetFront browser technology for their global handset deployments,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “The success of our relationship as demonstrated by the attainment of this latest deployment milestone is a clear indication of our focus and dedication to provide SANYO with superior technology and engineering services on a continual and consistent basis.”
NetFront browser recently surpassed over 200 million deployments globally that include 721 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, 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, AT&T Wireless, Casio, China Mobile, China Unicom, Epson, Hitachi, Hutchinson 3G Group, IBM, KDDI, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Mitsubishi, Palm, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony, Telcel Venezuela, Toshiba 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.co.jp/english.
ACCESS and NetFront are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in Japan and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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