ACCESS NetFront™ Browser Deployed on SOFTBANK MOBILE 840z Mobile Handset by ZTE
* 840z First ZTE 3G Mobile Handset for Japanese Market
Beijing, China - ACCESS China Inc., a subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced that ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions has deployed ACCESS’ NetFront™ Browser on ZTE’s new 840z mobile handset for SOFTBANK MOBILE, one of the three major telecom operators in Japan. This is the first time that ZTE has been selected by SOFTBANK MOBILE as a handset provider, and it is also the first time for ZTE to enter the Japanese 3G market.
ZTE’s 840z handset was recently released by SOFTBANK MOBILE. The 840z is designed for ease of use, with oversized keys, large fonts and easy access to frequently dialed numbers via three one-touch keys, which makes it ideal for elderly subscribers. The 840z handset prominently features NetFront Browser, the most advanced, versatile and powerful full Internet browser for mobile and beyond-PC devices. According to ThinkBank1 ACCESS garnered the highest market share for mobile browsers in China’s 3G markets in 2009. Chinese manufacturers of 3G handsets including ZTE have consistently selected ACCESS NetFront™ products as the software of choice for devices targeted at global markets as well as China domestic market.
“ZTE selected NetFront Browser for its first handset for the Japanese 3G market based on NetFront Browser’s proven track record. Our partnership with ACCESS supports ZTE’s mission to be a global communications leader that provides customers throughout the world with advanced and highly satisfying products and services,” said Mr.Ding Ning, vice general manager of GSM & UMTS handset products of ZTE.
“Since ACCESS started operations in China 8 years ago, we have been supporting Chinese mobile handset manufacturers to develop and launch handsets locally. We are honored that ZTE has selected NetFront Browser for its first 3G mobile phone for the Japanese market. ACCESS will continue to provide products and services for Chinese handset manufacturers to help them develop advanced mobile phones for the global market,” said Zhao Min, president and CEO of ACCESS China.
NetFront™ products, including NetFront Browser for mobile handsets and Internet-enabled devices, have been deployed in approximately 951 million devices worldwide, representing 2,157 different device models.
ZTE is a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every sector of the wireline, wireless, service and terminals markets. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while achieving continued revenue growth. ZTE’s 2009 revenue led the industry with a 36% increase to USD 8,820.7 million. ZTE commits 10 percent of its revenue to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. A company with sound corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, ZTE is a member of the UN Global Compact. ZTE is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer, publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.
About ACCESS and ACCESS China
ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds, digital TVs and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio including its NetFront™ series provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. Recently, ACCESS has launched NetFront™ Life as a global brand with applications and services for end users. Additional information about NetFront Life is available at www.netfrontlife.com. 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 Mothers’ Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com.
ACCESS China Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., was established in July 2002 in Beijing as a total solution provider for mobile Internet and beyond-PC markets, with a focus on providing an improved, easy-to-use end-user experience. ACCESS China has over 500 employees.
For more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com
1 ThinkBank is a leading Chinese mobile industry research company and a preferred source of mobile Internet intelligence, providing accurate analytics on mobile device, software and services based on its nationwide retail panel and consumer panel covering 150 cities of 31 provinces in China.
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