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Mitsubishi Electric Selects ACCESS’ NetFront™ i-mode Global Profile for Advanced i-mode Handset

Selection Based on ACCESS’ Extensive i-mode Experience and Global Resources

TOKYO, Japan / NEWARK, CA, USA / OBERHAUSEN, Germany – April 7, 2005 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, announced that its NetFront® i-mode Global Profile integrated software solution was selected by Mitsubishi Electric for deployment in its M430i i-mode handset. The M430i is currently offered by leading i-mode operators such as Bouygues Telecom, COSMOTE, E-Plus, Far EastTone, KPN Mobile, Telefonica Moviles, BASE, Telestra, and WIND, with additional i-mode operators to follow.

NetFront i-mode Global Profile is a comprehensive, integrated solution specifically optimized for the i-mode Global service. It 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 with NTT DoCoMo and have been proven in millions of deployments worldwide. NetFront i-mode Global Profile is based on ACCESS’ advanced NetFront v3 mobile Internet browser and is a profile included within ACCESS’ NetFront Mobile Client Suite.

The M430i is the most advanced handset now offered for the i-mode Global service, and together with ACCESS’ NetFront i-mode Global Profile, delivers a rich and seamless mobile Internet experience to end-users. The M430i provides i-mode Global users with advanced features including a QVGA screen, a digital camera with video capability, external memory, support for NTT DoCoMo’s DoJa (Java 2.5) as well as support for 3D graphics.

“ACCESS has been a key i-mode Global handset vendor partner since the inception of this service, so we are pleased to provide our NetFront i-mode Global Profile and expertise to Mitsubishi for its M430i handset,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “The progression of new handset technologies and application requirements for the i-mode Global service has been very rapid, and ACCESS has consistently met the challenge by providing the most advanced Internet technologies and engineering services.”

About NetFront Browser
NetFront browser recently surpassed over 164.9 million deployments globally that include 515 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, Amoi, AT&T Wireless, Casio, Epson, Hitachi, Hutchinson 3G Group, IBM, KDDI, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Mitsubishi, palmOne, PalmSource, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony, Telcel Venezuela, TCL, Toshiba, UTStarcom and more.

ACCESS is a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies to the beyond-PC market. Its NetFront browser, widely recognized as one of the most advanced Internet browsers in the world, is a cornerstone to the company’s vision of making the ubiquitous Internet a reality. NetFront technologies are delivering full Internet browsing and related services to next-generation mobile devices and consumer electronics ranging from digital TV to automobile telematics. For more information: 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. 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