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Press Releases


ACCESS Announces NetFront™ v3.3 Browser Wireless Profile

Release Sets New Global Standard for Full Internet Mobile Browsing,Advanced Features, and Functionality

Cannes, France – 3GSM World Congress – February 14, 2005 – ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, announced the availability of NetFront® v3.3 Wireless Profile, the latest version of the its world-renowned mobile browser. With NetFront v3.3 Wireless Profile mobile consumers will experience a more powerful and functional full Internet browsing experience whether they use mobile handsets, smartphones, PDAs, or any other type of mobile Internet device.

NetFront v3.3 Wireless Profile delivers compelling new features including enhanced support for Dynamic HTML, intelligent frame handling, pop-up blocking and support for Really Simple Syndication (RSS). Additional features include Atom Feed, a file format for content distribution via XML used to access popular Web logs, support for international domains, encryption and saving of Web data with a specified URL, and management of Web data and passwords.

NetFront v3.3 Wireless Profile includes support for WAP 2.0, WML, HTML 4.01, and cHTML as well as unique technologies like Rapid-Render, an incremental rendering technology that significantly accelerates the presentation of Web pages, and Smart-Fit Rendering, a rendering technology that intelligently renders Web pages to fit the screen width of mobile devices, eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling. 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).

“NetFront v3.3 Wireless Profile’s comprehensive feature-set and unique technologies provides mobile handset manufacturers and mobile operators with a powerful market advantage that is simply unmatched by anyone,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “We are extremely pleased to be able to bring this advanced mobile browser solution not only to our customers but also to the millions of mobile Internet end-users throughout the world.”

ACCESS will be demonstrating its complete advanced solutions for mobile at 3GSM World Congress 2005 in stand G15 (Hall 2).

About NetFront Browser
NetFront browser most recently surpassed over 150 million deployments globally that include 342 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, Microsoft® 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, Casio, China Mobile, China Unicom, Epson, Hitachi, Hutchinson 3G Group, IBM, KDDI, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Mitsubishi, palmOne, PalmSource, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony, Telcel Venezuela, Toshiba 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 342 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-modeTM and FOMATM services. To date, over 150 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 only available 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