TOKYO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of
advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today
announced that it will make available a beta version of a Garnet(TM) VM
software for Nokia N770, N800 and N810 Internet Tablets. Garnet VM will
make it possible for users of the Nokia N770, N800 and N810 to enjoy
thousands of off-the-shelf Garnet(TM) OS (formerly Palm OS(R))-based
applications immediately available to enhance their productivity,
connectivity and play. Garnet VM is expected to be available by the end of
the year free of charge as a download from the ACCESS website.
Garnet VM is a "virtual machine" software application for running
Garnet OS-based applications in a Linux(R) environment, and supports over
30,000 software applications, including some of the most popular mobile
applications on the market, such as Google Maps(TM), Snappermail(R),
DateBk5 and perennially favorite games like Bejeweled(R), PacMan and
The Nokia N770, N800 and N810 Internet Tablets are part of the Nokia
Nseries(TM) range of high performance multimedia computers that deliver
unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences. Running a Linux-based operating
system, Nokia Internet Tablets offer easy wireless connections, high
resolution display and support for a wide variety of Internet applications,
such as Internet calling, instant messaging and email.
"ACCESS is leveraging our work on the ACCESS Linux Platform(TM) which
includes Garnet VM as one of three runtime environments along with Java(TM)
and native Linux," said Didier Diaz, senior vice president product strategy
management, ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc. "This reinforces the value of
Garnet OS-based applications to consumers and creates an all-around win: it
will allow Nokia users to access the thousands of great applications
running under Garnet OS; it will give our loyal developers a larger
installed base of devices; and it will enable ACCESS to fine-tune Garnet VM
based on customer feedback."
"The ability to run ACCESS' Garnet VM on a Nokia Linux-based platform
demonstrates the growing importance of open source mobile operating
systems," said Ari Virtanen, vice president, Convergence Products,
Multimedia, Nokia. "Users of the Nokia N770, N800 and N810 will be able to
take advantage of thousands of Garnet OS applications available today."
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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(TM) Browser, Garnet(TM) OS (formerly Palm OS(R)) and
ACCESS Linux Platform(TM), provides 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 Mother's Index under the number 4813. For more information
about ACCESS, please visit http://www.access-company.com/
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ACCESS, NetFront, Garnet and ACCESS Linux Platform are trademarks or
registered trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. and ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc.
(formerly PalmSource, Inc.) in Japan and other countries.
The registered trademark Linux(R) is used pursuant to a sublicense from
LMI, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a
Palm OS is a trademark owned by Palm Trademark Holding Company and is
licensed exclusively to ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc.
Nokia, Nseries, N770, N800 and N810 are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Nokia Corporation.
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and
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