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ACCESS’ NetFront™ Browser Brings Full Internet Browsing to NTT DoCoMo 3G FOMA™ Handset

Powered by NetFrontBrowser, the 3G FOMA N901iS is the First DoCoMo i–mode Handset that Supports Full Internet Mobile Browsing

TOKYO, Japan – June 22, 2005 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, announced that its NetFront full Internet mobile browser has been selected by NTT DoCoMo for deployment in its 3G FOMA N901iS handset. The N901iS is part of DoCoMo’s 901iS Mobile Wallet series—the most advanced handset series ever developed by DoCoMo. In combination with ACCESS’ NetFront browser, the N901iS handset’s advanced functionality expands to deliver support for both i-mode as well as full Internet browsing.

ACCESS’ NetFront browser provides N901iS end-users with a rich, full Internet mobile browsing experience that includes the ability to scale down standard Web pages to fit the width of the phone screen, thus eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling while significantly facilitating the mobile browsing experience. NetFront further enhances the mobile browsing experience by providing support for Internet technologies like Adobe® Reader LE a mobile version of Adobe’s ubiquitous desktop Adobe Reader. Adobe Reader LE, a solution co-developed by ACCESS and Adobe, enables N901iS end-users to seamlessly view and interact with PDF files downloaded from i-mode sites. It supports all basic PDF functions, including scrolling, paging, text searches, bookmarks, and page rotation. Adobe Reader LE is featured in all handsets in the 901iS series, which include the D901iS, F901iS, P901iS, SH901iS and the N901iS.

“We’re extremely pleased that NTT DoCoMo selected NetFront browser for deployment in their 3G FOMA N901iS handset,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “With its comprehensive feature set and support for full Internet mobile browsing, NetFront is the perfect complement for an advanced, feature-rich handset like the N901iS. We’re confident that N901iS end-users will see great benefit from mobile access to the full Internet.”

ACCESS’ NetFront browser is recognized as one of the most advanced and popular mobile browsers in the world with over 180 million deployments in Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. It was the first mobile browser to be deployed for a commercial 3G service, and it continues to be a leading choice of mobile operators deploying next-generation mobile services throughout the world.

About NetFront Browser
NetFront browser recently surpassed 180 million deployments globally that include 646 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, Smart-Fit Renderingand Rapid-Renderare trademarks or registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan and other countries. Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Reader LE are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. “FOMA” and “i-mode” are either trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Asia Contact:
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan
Kyoko Obara
+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