ACCESS Debuts New ACCESS Powered Mark

ACCESS CO., LTD., today debuted the new ACCESS Powered logo and announced it is renaming Palm OS to Garnet OS. The new ACCESS Powered logo replaces the Palm Powered logo and is now used with products from both ACCESS and PalmSource, Inc. (now known as ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc.). “ACCESS’ technology and software product portfolio cover a wide array of functions from comprehensive mobile platforms to integrated browser-based suite solutions that deliver state-of-the art full-Internet browsing and related services, to individual applications that support specific device and network functions,” stated Tomihisa Kamada, ACCESS co-founder and CTO. “The new ACCESS Powered logo provides a way to easily identify those mobile phones and other devices that include software from the entire ACCESS product portfolio.” Last October (2006), ACCESS announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, PalmSource, Inc., had begun the process of changing its name to ACCESS. As part of that process, along with its previously announced agreement with Palm, Inc., to sell PalmSource’s rights in the Palm Trademark Holding Company to Palm, ACCESS is renaming all products that originally had Palm-based names. The first product to be renamed is Palm OS, which is now known as Garnet OS. “ACCESS and PalmSource continue to move forward as it becomes one fully integrated company,” continued Kamada. “The new ACCESS Powered logo that encompasses ACCESS product offerings, and renaming Palm OS to Garnet OS are two more milestones in our evolution as a leading provider of a range of technologies, solutions, platforms and products specifically designed for the mobile phone and converged device markets.” The ACCESS Powered LogoSoftware products and technologies developed by ACCESS have been deployed in millions of devices throughout the world representing a broad selection of device categories and markets ranging from smartphones to digital televisions to automobile telematics.The new ACCESS Powered logo identifies this wide range of products available worldwide. ACCESS customers may include the ACCESS Powered logo on their ACCESS compatible devices, either on the hardware itself, or on splash screens. The logo may also be included on customers’ packaging, marketing and sales collateral, tradeshow exhibits and other promotional items. The ACCESS Powered logo enables ACCESS customers to showcase that their devices include leading-edge technology and software from the one of the industry’s leading providers of solutions for mobile phones and other converged mobile devices.Featuring four spheres emanating from the word ACCESS, the logo is a metaphor for the technologies and products ACCESS generates, incubates and releases to the world. The dynamic arc crowning the logo with the “Powered” element forming the foundation symbolizes the power contained within the product. Together these elements represent the technologies, products and industries ACCESS empowers. The overall design represents the ability for innovation that we are providing our customers as they develop their products.Garnet™ OSGarnet OS (formerly Palm OS®) supports a broad range of screen resolutions and expanded support for wireless connections including Bluetooth. It also includes enhanced multimedia capabilities, a suite of robust security options, and support for a broad set of languages. Garnet OS also offers flexibility for licensees to customize the software to build devices for different market segments such as phone, multimedia, educational or enterprise.Garnet OS is delivered to licensees as part of the Product Development Kit (PDK). A Software Development Kit (SDK), that allows third party developers to create applications or test their compatibility with Garnet OS, is also available on the ACCESS Developer Network website: Linux Platform™In addition to Garnet OS, ACCESS is developing its next-generation platform for mobile phones and converged devices–the ACCESS Linux Platform™ — the industry’s first fully integrated, commercial grade Linux®-based platform for mobile phones and devices. The ACCESS Linux Platform will include a Garnet OS compatibility layer, currently known as GHost (Garnet™ Host). ACCESS has publicly demonstrated that most properly written 68K Garnet OS applications will run on ACCESS Linux Platform-based devices with little or no modification.About ACCESS CO., LTD.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™ browser, Garnet™ OS (formerly Palm OS®) and the ACCESS Linux Platform™ provide 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 Mothers Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit

TMobile Dash Review at brighthand!

“The Dash uses the same general form-factor that several of its competitors do, but the Dash uses it better than most.It rides very comfortably in a pocket, and sits easily in my hand. This isn’t surprising for a device as small as this one: 4.4 by 2.5 by 0.5 inches.Plus, the Dash’s casing has a slightly rubberized feel, so it’s not slick and you feel confident that you’re not going to drop it.For the most part, this smartphone has a minimalist look. True, it includes a full QWERTY keyboard and a set of function buttons, but these are all grouped on the front. There are no side buttons at all, and the synchronization port and headphone jack can hidden behind a plastic door.In a way, though, I think the Dash is almost too minimalistic. I said it has no side buttons, but it does have a touch strip just to the left of the screen. This is the Dash’s volume control, and it just feels gimmicky. I also had to get used to its quirks, something I’ve never had to do with a simple pair of up/down buttons.” Read more here:

Bluetooth navigator Samsung STT D370 enters the market

“Samsung Electronics, a leading telecoms maker, is starting shipments to the Korean market of a Bluetooth-navigator STT-D370, which can be connected with mobile phones via Bluetooth. It features the latest technologies, such as Transport Protocol Experts Group (TPEG) and T-DMB (mobile television).Samsung STT-D370 is the first GPS (Global Positioning Systems) navigator communicating with the phone via Bluetooth. Its microphone and speakerphone let the user receive and make phone calls, create SMS omitting the mobile phone.The Bluetooth-navigator carries an integrated Real 3D map developed by Samsung, so the driver can view the route in 3D mode. Anycall Land lets updating the maps and downloading the latest versions.The STT-D370 supports dynamic navigation, which involves TPEG info and updates it every 5 minutes via terrestrial DMB channels. It is meant to choose the optimal route taking into account road situation online.This is quite a compact navigator, 16.8 mm thick, with a 3.7” LCD screen and a higher capacity battery. So the user can enjoy navigation driving a car or walking.Samsung STT-D370 supports various multimedia functions – for example, it is equipped with a Personal Media Player (PMP), an MP3-player, an e-translator, a dictionary and an expansion slot for SD cards. Besides it can view office documents. The device is already available in Korean shops at the recommended price of some $600.” via

The Nokia N95 unboxed, previewed and demo ed!

“The Nokia N95 is an impressive device, and one that is set to become the top high end smartphone for 2007. What impresses about the N95 is that so many features have been packed into a relatively small device. Within a device little bigger than the N73 is a 5 megapixel camera (with VGA video capture too), connectivity options galore (USB, Infrared, Bluetooth, GSM, WCDMA, HSDPA and WLAN), integrated GPS, 150MB of internal memory (expandable via a microSD slot), and a feature packed and application laden software platfrom – S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1. But what’s it really like to use? Here are some first impressions..” Read more here: