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- China’s Amoi Selects ACCESS’ NetFront™ Mobile Client Suite to Power its EVDO Handset for Mexican 3G Operator
TOKYO, Japan, – December 4, 2006 – ACCESS CO., LTD.(TSE:4813), today announced that Amoi Mobile Co., Ltd., a leading mobile handset manufacturer in China, has selected ACCESS’ NetFront™TM Mobile Client Suite for deployment in its V810 handset. The Amoi V810 handset was recently shipped in volume to Mexican Operator IUSACE™LL to support IUSACELL’s 3G Evolution Data Optimized (EVDO) network. The commercial deployment of the Amoi V810 on IUSACELL‘s EVDO network also marks the first shipment of EVDO handsets from a Chinese handset manufacturer.
Currently, there are twenty CDMA 2000 EVDO (3G) networks worldwide for commercial use with approximately 36 million users. In China, Amoi is the first handset manufacturer to launch 3G EVDO compatible handsets. The Amoi V810 is a dual-mode (CDMA2000EVDO/GPRS) 3G handseti enhanced to support GPS functionality while also boasting rich multi-media features, including MP3 and MP4 players, and video telephony via a 1.3-mega-pixel rotational camera. The ACCESS NetFront Mobile Client Suite pre-installed in Amoi V810, is a tightly integrated, flexible, modular and extensible solution with a comprehensive feature-set including the ACCESS NetFront Browser and MMS Client. The NetFront Mobile Client Suite effectively leverages the strength of EVDO network to deliver a full Internet browsing experience for IUSACELL customers.
ACCESS is widely recognized as a global leader in mobile technology with extensive experience in the successful deployment of advanced data services in partnership with leading mobile operators throughout the world. ACCESS and Amoi have been working closely in the 3G field, and with the strong support from ACCESS, Amoi has shipped 3G handsets in volume for H3G’s 3G networks in the UK and Italy in 2005 and 2006 respectively, following shipment of WCDMA handsets to Chunhwa Telecom Taiwan and TIM Italy last year.
“3G has always been an area of significant focus and heavy investment for Amoi. Amoi is one of the few companies in China that has the capability to actively engage in key 3G standards including WCDMA, CDMA2000 and TD-SCDMA,” said Mr. Wu Junhua, vice general manager, Amoi Mobile Co., Ltd. “By leveraging ACCESS’ proven technology and comprehensive 3G data solution, Amoi has shipped 3G handsets in large volume to the overseas market in the West Europe, ASEAN, Taiwan and South America.”
Pierre Suhandinata, president and CEO of ACCESS China says “Amoi is one of the few Chinese handset manufacturers that have committed a significant investment in 3G while spearheading overseas markets with volume shipment of 3G handsets. The extended cooperation between Amoi and ACCESS on the commercialized EVDO handset is, once again, a strong testimonial of ACCESS’ leadership position for 3G data solutions. ACCESS will continue to work closely with Amoi and other leading Chinese handset manufacturers to help strengthen their overall competitive edge in the global 3G global arena.”
As a technology driven international electronics corporation, Amoi Electronics Co. Ltd. has stepped into an extensive range of products, including mobile communications, consumer audio and video as well as computer. “Technology for different life and better life” is what Amoi is all about. In June 1997, Amoi became a public company by listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SWAP code: 600057). In 2002, Amoi’s total revenue reached 4.5 billions RMB, with net profit of 600 million. Amoi Mobile Co., Ltd, is fully responsible for mobile business for Amoi Electronics.
About ACCESS CO., LTD.
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, Palm OS® and the ACCESS Linux Platform™provide customers with solutions that enable faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability. The Company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates 29 subsidiaries and affiliates within 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 gl.access-company.com/.
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