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ACCESS Announces NetFront™ Mobile Browser for Vodafone K.K. Customers in Japan

Leading Mobile Browser Delivers Advanced, Full-Internet Browsing For Vodafone 702NK (Nokia 6630) Smartphone

TOKYO, Japan / NEWARK, CA, USA / OBERHAUSEN, Germany – April 13, 2005 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, announced the immediate availability of its NetFront® for Series 60 702NK edition mobile browser for Vodafone K.K. 702NK (Nokia 6630) smartphone users. NetFront for Series 60 702NK edition mobile browser retails for ¥2,500 and can be purchased for download from Vodafone K.K.’s Vodafone live! site in Japan.

Specifically optimized for Symbian OS, NetFront for Series 60 702NK edition mobile browser provides 702NK end users with advanced, full-Internet browsing technologies including support for the latest Internet standards such as OMA Browsing 2.2, WML, HTML 4.01, and cHTML as well as unique technologies that make mobile Internet browsing highly responsive and intuitive. Key among these technologies are Smart-Fit Rendering, a technology that intelligently renders full Web pages to fit the screen width of mobile devices, eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling, and Rapid-Render, a progressive rendering technology that significantly accelerates the presentation of Web page data.

“The Vodafone 702NK (Nokia 6630) is an exciting 3G mobile phone that can be used both in Japan and overseas, which also provides the powerful full range of functions delivered by our smartphone platform Series 60,” said Takayuki Otsuka, Manager of Technology Marketing, Nokia Japan. “We are pleased to see a Forum Nokia PRO developer such as ACCESS bring their application to Japanese users. Nokia is committed to the support of our developers in Japan and we anticipate that these activities will provide great benefits to the Japanese consumers over time.”

“We’re extremely pleased to bring NetFront browser technology to Vodafone subscribers in Japan,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “NetFront browser provides the most advanced full-Internet mobile browsing experience available in the world, and we’re confident that Vodafone 702NK (Nokia 6630) end users will agree.”

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. 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