ACCESS Brings Thousands of Garnet OS Applications to Nokia Internet Tablets

Nov 13, 2007, 00:00 ET from ACCESS CO., LTD.

    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."
     For more information, visit the ACCESS website at:
     About ACCESS
     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
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