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ACCESS’ NetFront™ v3.3 Browser deployed in New Walkman™ Phones

Deployment Delivers Rich Mobile Internet Browsing Experience to W600i and W550i End-Users Worldwide

TOKYO, Japan – September 20, 2005 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange:4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, announced that its NetFront v3.3 browser has been deployed in Sony Ericsson’s recently announced W600i and W550i Walkman phones. ACCESS’ NetFront v3.3 browser brings advanced browsing technologies to the W600i and W550i Walkman phones enabling a rich mobile Internet browsing experience that complements the phones’advanced multi-media features. The W600i and W550i, as well as a W550c variant for mainland China, will start shipping in the fourth quarter of this year.

“Sony Ericsson’s new compact and stylish Walkman phones offer consumers high quality stereo music, console-style gaming and mega-pixel imaging,” said Steve Walker, Sony Ericsson’s Head of Product Marketing. “NetFront browser is an important support for the advanced multimedia technologies featured in our new Walkman phones, enabling us to provide our customers with exciting and complete mobile entertainment and information features that include a rich mobile Internet browsing experience.”

“Sony Ericsson has set the bar very high with their new Walkman phone series, and we’re excited to be able to provide our NetFront browser technology for such an advanced and compelling collection of mobile phones,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “Our goal at ACCESS has long been to provide not only advanced Internet access technologies to the mobile market, but also to help handset vendors deliver a better product by providing the best possible mobile Internet experience to their customers. The integration of the NetFront browser with Sony Ericsson’s new Walkman phones clearly accomplishes this goal.”

ACCESS’award winning NetFront browser is widely recognized as one of the most advanced and popular browsers in the world. NetFront provides a comprehensive feature-set that includes support for the OMA Browsing 2.2, WML, HTML 4.01, and cHTML standards. NetFront also features unique technologies that make mobile Internet browsing highly responsive and intuitive like Rapid-Render, a sophisticated incremental rendering technology that dramatically accelerates the presentation of Web pages and Smart-Fit Rendering a technology that intelligently renders Web pages to fit the screen width of mobile devices, eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling. NetFront was the first browser to be deployed for a commercial 3G mobile service (W-CDMA), and it continues to be the choice of leading mobile handset manufacturers and mobile operators worldwide.

WALKMAN and its logo are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation in Japan and the United States, and are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Corporation in other countries or territories.

About NetFront Browser
NetFront browser recently surpassed 195 million deployments globally representing 650 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 Internet technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets. 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 enabling Internet access anywhere and on any device. 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 is a trademark or registered trademark of ACCESS Co., Ltd. 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