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Samsung Selects ACCESS NetFront™ i-mode™ Global Profile for Its First European i-mode Global Handset

Profile Provides Comprehensive, Integrated Software Solution Including Browser, Messaging Client, Java Virtual Machine, SSL Client, and TCP/IP Protocol Stack

TOKYO, Japan / NEWARK, CA, USA / OBERHAUSEN, Germany / BEIJING, China – November 16, 2004 – ACCESS Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced that its NetFront i-mode Global Profile has been selected by Samsung for deployment in its SGH-S341i, the company’s first European i-mode Global handset. The profile deployment includes ACCESS’ NetFront browser, messaging client, JV-Lite2 Wireless Edition (a Sun-authorized Java client), SSL client and TCP/IP protocol stack.

NetFront i-mode Global Profile integrates ACCESS Internet software technologies previously deployed for NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode service into a comprehensive solution that offers operators and their handset partners seamless i-mode Global deployments while reducing overall cost and time-to-market. All technologies comprising NetFront i-mode Global Profile were developed by ACCESS ensuring tight interoperability optimized specifically for the i-mode Global service and proven in over 40 million deployments of i-mode handsets in Japan and over 3.5 million i-mode Global handset deployments throughout the world.

“ACCESS continues to successfully leverage its extensive mobile experience to help drive deployments of advanced i-mode services in a growing number of international markets,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “We are very pleased that Samsung has selected NetFront i-mode Global Profile for its first European i-mode Global deployment as it marks another milestone in our efforts to bring the best possible mobile Internet experience to end-users across the globe.”

i-mode Global deployments that feature ACCESS technology:

N223i, N331i, N341i, N400i, m341i, m342i, TS222i, P341i, S341i, TSM30
Mobile Operator:
KPN (Holland), e-PLUS (Germany), BASE (Belgium), Bouygues (France), Telefonica (Spain), WIND (Italy), COSMOTE (Greece)

Mobile Operator:

About NetFront i-mode Global Profile
NetFront i-mode Global Profile is one profile in ACCESS’ NetFront Mobile Client Suite, a comprehensive, flexible, modular, and extensible software suite solution that takes the evolving phoneware category to powerful new levels of efficiency and functionality. NetFront Mobile Client Suite offers mobile device manufacturers and mobile operators an integrated solution that includes a customizable UI, Browser, MMS Client, PIM Client, SyncML Client, Java VM and more. NetFront i-mode Global Profile was developed and is optimized for NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode Global service and provides handset manufacturers and mobile operators with seamless i-mode Global deployments while reducing costs and time-to-market.

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. i-mode is a trademark or registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and 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
Risako Onoda
+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 Co., Ltd. U.S. Branch
Manuel Morales
(510) 284-0708
Bite Communications Anne-miek Hamelinck
(415) 365-0395