UIQ Technology and ACCESS, a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, have announced that they have partnered to offer ACCESS' advanced NetFront browser technology to the global UIQ community.
The availability of the NetFront browser for the UIQ user interface platform establishes an advanced level of Internet browser functionality for UIQ customers. As a step in the partnership, ACCESS has joined the UIQ Alliance Partner Program and UIQ Technology has joined the ACCESS Advanced Alliance Partner Program.
Widely recognised as one of the most advanced and successful full Internet browser solutions in the mobile market, NetFront offers a comprehensive feature-set including support for WAP 2.0, WML, HTML 4.01, and cHTML.
NetFront features unique technologies that deliver the most advanced mobile Internet browsing experience in the industry including Smart-Fit Rendering a sophisticated technology that intelligently renders full Web pages to fit the screen width of mobile devices; and Rapid-Render, a rendering technology that dramatically accelerates the presentation of Web page data. NetFront is also the only mobile browser in the world to provide integrated support for Adobe Reader and Adobe's ubiquitous portable document format (PDF).
UIQ is a user interface platform for Symbian OS, especially designed for advanced, media rich mobile phones. Currently there are 9 smartphones based on UIQ: Sony Ericsson P800, P900 and P910, Motorola A920, A925 and A1000, BenQ P30 and P31, Arima U300.
"ACCESS is recognised as one of the leading mobile Internet browser providers, and this cooperation will allow us to further help our global customers create attractive mobile phones for the world-wide markets," said Johan Sandberg, CEO, UIQ Technology. "We are pleased to join the ACCESS Advanced Alliance Partner Program and are equally happy to welcome ACCESS into our UIQ Alliance program."
"UIQ provides a powerful user interface platform for Symbian OS, and we are looking forward to working with them to bring our advanced mobile browsing technologies to the global UIQ community," said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. "Our concurrent memberships in each other's alliance programs will significantly facilitate development process for UIQ customers throughout the world."