Tokyo-based Acrodea has made several recent announcements, in Japanese only, concerning the adoption of their Vivid product suite with handset makers across all three operators. The most significant of which would be the inclusive licensing agreement concluded with DoCoMo for their Vivid UI to be deployed on all models scheduled to be released going forward. The companies Panorama and 3D Message middleware is also now available on handsets from Sharp and Sanyo via SoftBank Mobile and KDDI respectively. See WWJ’s hands-on video of the UI in action Here.
Currently the flagship VIVID UI product is installed on Sharp models SH903i, SH903iTV, SH904i and SH704i and the N904i by NEC for DoCoMo. Apparently both Vivid UI and Panorma are shipping now on Sharp handsets for SoftBank, including the new SH913 so-called Full Face unit. Finally, they have announced that the W53SA and W52SA by Sanyo, released on KDDI’s Summer 2007 campaign, both have the Vivid Panorma and Vivid Messenging features pre-installed.