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Sunnyvale, California, – May 19, 2009 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced its NetFront™ Browser is the standard browser shipped on more handset models in the U.S. and through multi-country operators in the top five European markets (France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain) than any other mobile Internet browser. Based on an analysis concluded in February 2009 of devices offered by top-tier operators and device ownership data from comScore’s MobiLens※1 research, there are more mobile phones on the market with ACCESS’ NetFront Browser than any other mobile Internet browser.
“Our MobiLens research confirms that ACCESS’ NetFront Browser leads the pack when it comes to availability on handset models,” said Mark Donovan, senior analyst, comScore. “Internet connectivity is a necessary mobile phone feature. As consumers continue to rely on mobile phones to keep them connected, we anticipate the use of mobile phone browsers will continue to grow in the coming years.”
Top operators referenced in comScore’s research include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon in the U.S. and Orange, Telefonica, T-Mobile and Vodafone in Europe. ACCESS’ NetFront Browser is deployed in 27 percent of all handset models currently available in the U.S., representing the highest percentage of any vendor’s mobile browser. In the top five European markets, 30 percent of all currently available mobile phones are equipped with NetFront Browser. With its ability to support almost any operating system or processor, NetFront Browser has a proven record of installation in handsets from mobile operators and major device manufacturers. Worldwide deployments of ACCESS’ NetFront technologies surpassed 732 million in January 2009, representing over 1710 different device models.
“For more than 20 years we have helped develop and deliver technologies that introduced the Internet to a new generation of mobile devices and consumers,” said Tomihisa Kamada, president and co-CEO of ACCESS. “We fulfill the global consumers’ need for devices that provide a connected digital lifestyle. This holds true for users of mobile phones, digital TVs, set-top boxes, digital cameras, automobile navigation systems, mobile handhelds, game consoles–all of which NetFront Browser supports.”
In addition to mobile phones, ACCESS’ NetFront Browser continues to increase its presence in the U.S. and European markets in beyond-PC devices, such as game consoles, set-top boxes, digital cameras, eBook readers and car navigation devices. NetFront Browser is deployed in devices from global leaders in mobile device technology such as LG, Palm, Samsung and Sanyo. For a complete listing of devices powered by NetFront technologies, see the ACCESS Powered Devices web page at https://gl.access-company.com/products/accesspowered/.
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, ACCESS Linux Platform™ and Garnet™ OS, provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mother’s Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com/.
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