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ACCESS Announces Mobile Professional Version of NetFront™ Internet Browser for Nokia Series 60 Smartphone Platform

New Version of Leading Mobile Browser Provides Integrated Support for Adobe Reader Software

TOKYO, Japan / FREMONT, USA /OBERHAUSEN, Germany – October 6, 2004 – ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced the availability of NetFront v3.2 for the Nokia 6670 smartphone and other Series 60 smartphones. NetFront v3.2 for Nokia Series 60, the latest version of the worlds most widely deployed and actively used embedded browser, provides an optimum browser solution for Series 60 mobile professionals. NetFront v3.2 for Nokia Series 60 will be available from Nokia Software Market ( and from Handango ( later this month.

NetFront v3.2 for Nokia Series 60 provides the most advanced and comprehensive feature set available in the mobile market today, enabling Nokia Series 60 mobile professionals to quickly and seamlessly browse and interact with the full Internet. NetFront v3.2 for Nokia Series 60 provides unique browser technologies ideally suited for today’s mobile business professional including Smart-Fit Rendering˛ a sophisticated technology that intelligently renders Web pages to fit handset screen widths, and Rapid-Render˛, an advanced rendering technology that progressively renders Web page content.

NetFront v3.2 for Nokia Series 60 is the only mobile Internet browser in the world to provide integrated support for viewing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files via Adobe® Reader® software, enabling Nokia Series 60 mobile professionals to access this popular technology. NetFront v3.2 for Nokia Series 60 also delivers better performance including faster download transfer rates and greater usability including local file browsing and a scrollbar position indicator.

“The Nokia Series 60 smartphone and ACCESS’ NetFront browser offer mobile professionals and consumers a compelling, powerful set of capabilities,” said Ivan Koon, senior vice president, Intelligent Document Business Unit, of Adobe Systems Incorporated. “Through integrated support for the ubiquitous Adobe Reader, the NetFront browser will now enable Nokia smartphone customers to experience the wealth of visually rich, Web-based content available in Adobe PDF.”

“NetFront’s unique, integrated support for Adobe Reader validates it as the most advanced mobile browser solution available to Series 60 mobile professionals,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS Co., Ltd. “ACCESS will continue to work with partners like Adobe to develop new and innovative solutions for future Series 60 handsets.”

About NetFront
NetFront recently surpassed over 139 million deployments globally that include 293 unique devices ranging from mobile phones and PDAs to digital televisions, gaming consoles, and automobile telematics systems from 90 major Internet device manufacturers. NetFront supports a wider range of operating systems than any competing browser including solutions for Palm® OS, Symbian OS, Linux OS, Windows Mobile/PocketPC and mobile handset environments like BREW. NetFront browser technology is used by the world’s leading mobile operators, software providers and electronics manufacturers including Adobe, Alpine, AT&T Wireless, China Mobile, China Unicom, Handspring, Hutchinson 3G Group, IBM, KDDI, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, PalmSource, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony and more.

ACCESS Co. Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices throughout the world including major centers in the U.S., Germany, and China. ACCESS is a leading global provider of mobile Internet technologies and consultation services for the beyond-PC market. ACCESS’ NetFront browser technology powers 293 different commercial products worldwide including mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, game consoles, PDAs, car navigation systems, web phones, kiosk terminals and intranet terminals. ACCESS’ NetFront browser technology is most widely deployed in mobile phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode and FOMA˛ services. To date, over 139 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 90 major Internet device manufactures. ACCESS was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market on February 26, 2001. More information is available at or

ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront and Compact NetFront are registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. FOMA and i-mode are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and in other countries. NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA service is available only to subscribers in Japan. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Asia Contact:
ACCESS Co., Ltd. Japan
Kazunori Takahashi +81 (3) 5259-3685

China Contact:
ACCESS China Inc.
Delia Liu +86 (10) 6566-9636

Europe Contact:
ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH
Claudia Hoeck  +49 (208) 8290-6432

US Contacts:
ACCESS Systems America
Manuel Morales +1 (510) 438-7708

Bite Communications
Anne-miek Hamelinck +1 (415) 365-0395