ACCESS Enhances User Experience of NetFront™ Life Browser

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Strategic Alliance Establishes Yahoo! Search as Default Search Engine

Mobile World Congress -- ACCESS CO., LTD. a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced the company has entered into a strategic alliance with Yahoo!. Yahoo! Search will be incorporated as the default search engine in the recently launched NetFront™ Life Browser in the U.S. and Canada. This announcement builds upon the previously announced relationship between ACCESS and Yahoo! Japan Corporation, the largest portal site in Japan.

NetFront Life Browser v2.0 is an HTML5-compatible Web browser offered directly to consumers, available as a free download from the Android Market. The browser is fast, efficient and packed with many new user experience features including Tilt Mode, Visual Page Loading, Scrapbook and Unified Navigation. In addition, NetFront Life Browser now includes integration with the popular Evernote service. Users can save web page clippings created with the browser directly to their personal Evernote account quickly and seamlessly. As part of this agreement, popular sites such as the Yahoo! homepage, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Finance and Yahoo! News will be bookmarked in NetFront Life Browser to allow easy access by users.

“The demand for applications that can be personalized according to a user’s preference continues to grow and our NetFront Life applications bring together all of the technologies and experience that we have achieved from years of developing mobile software,” said Tomihisa Kamada, president and CEO. “With Yahoo! Search, consumers can obtain the content they desire on any of their connected mobile devices. Incorporating Yahoo! Search as the default search engine in our NetFront™ Life Browser will significantly advance the Web browsing experience for consumers in the U.S.”

Multimedia – Additional Information about NetFront Life Browser

  •     NetFront Life Browser - Tilt Mode, Checkmarks and Scrapbook
  •     NetFront Life Browser - Unified Navigation and Filtered Search
  •     NetFront Life Browser FAQ

About ACCESS
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 http://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 http://www.access-company.com.

© 2011 ACCESS CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
ACCESS, the ACCESS logo, NetFront and Graffiti are registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries. Android and Android Market are registered trademarks of Google Inc. Yahoo! and Yahoo! logo are trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. All other trademarks, logos and trade names mentioned in the document are the property of their respective owners.

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