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ACCESS to Develop NetFront™ Browser v3.5 for 3G Handsets

  • Optimized for 3G mobile phones and converged devices
  • Leverages Web 2.0 services for mobile devices
  • Enables one-touch access and intuitive scrolling

Tokyo, Japan, — February 8, 2007 — ACCESS CO., LTD. today debuted its plans for NetFront Browser v3.5, a 3G handset version of its popular NetFront Browser for consumer electronics. The Company expects NetFront Browser v3.5 to be available to customers this fall (2007).

To leverage and take advantage of the increased availability of Web 2.0 services for mobile devices, NetFront Browser v3.5 is being designed to facilitate the development of widgets, or virtual elements of graphical interfaces. New specifications are expected to make Asynchronous JavaScript + XML (Ajax) content for embedded devices easier to use and run smoother. NetFront Browser v3.5 will comply with the latest Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Browsing 2.3 specifications and provide enhanced support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Tiny version 1.2 specifications for two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics in XML. 

Building on NetFront Browser’s unique capabilities for making mobile handsets easier to use, this new version will feature the Smart Slider Menu, a short-cut bar on the display that enables one-touch access to frequently used functions, such as zooming. Other new features will include Smart Swing Navi, which enables intuitive scrolling of content in line with the flow of pictures captured with a handset’s camera, and Smart Page Viewmark, which enables smooth, optimized browsing by memorizing the view settings for each page, such as rendering mode and character size.

NetFront Browser v3.5 will be demonstrated at the ACCESS booth during the 3GSM World Congress 2007, the mobile industry’s biggest event, in Barcelona, Spain from February 12 to 15.

ACCESS at 3GSM World Congress
The ACCESS booth is located in the Courtyard of the Fira de Barcelona in CY06. The 3GSM World Congress 2007 is taking place Monday, February 12 – Thursday, February 15 at the Fira de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.

Exhibit hours are:
Monday 12th February: 09.00 – 19.00
Tuesday 13th February: 09.00 – 19.00
Wednesday 14th February: 09.00 – 19.00
Thursday 15th February: 09.00 – 17.00

Smart Slider Menu
Smart Slider Menu is the short cut bar that enabling user to select functions easily and quickly.

Smart Swing Navi
By using captured image of phone camera, use can scroll or zoom contents by tilting phone vertically and horizontally.

About NetFront Browser
NetFront Browser offers high performance, even for embedded devices with limited memory and CPU, one reason why the browser has been incorporated into more than 300 million devices to date. Thanks to advanced new technologies, NetFront Browser can now contribute to the development of services for 3G mobile handsets. ACCESS offers the NetFront Browser Content Partner Program for content and search-service providers in Japan and overseas. Such approaches from the content side help to enable smoother browsing and easier use of PC sites with 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, Garnet OS (formerly Palm OS®) and 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.
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