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Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine Declares ACCESS’ NetFront™ Browser for Pocket PC Best Internet Browser – Again

NetFront for Pocket PC with JV-Lite2, a Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine Best Software Award Winner in 2004 Wins Again in 2005

TOKYO, Japan – November 10, 2005 – ACCESS Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced that its NetFront Internet browser for Pocket PC which includes JV-Lite2, a Sun authorized Java virtual machine, has been selected as a winner in Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine’s Best Software Awards 2005 competition. NetFront was declared the overall winner from among several competing solutions in the “Browsers and Web Utilities” category by a Smartphone & Pocket PC Board of Experts.

Originally launched in 1997, Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine is recognized as one of the leading publications covering all things Windows Mobile including Pocket PCs, Smartphones, Portable Media Center, and Windows CE-based handhelds. ACCESS’ NetFront browser is recognized as one of the most advanced and popular browsers in the world. NetFront provides a comprehensive feature-set that includes support for mobile Internet standards including HTML 4.01, XHTML Mobile Profile, SSL v3.0 and more. NetFront also features unique technologies that make mobile Internet browsing highly responsive and intuitive like Rapid-Render, a sophisticated incremental rendering technology that 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.

“We are very pleased to be honored for the second year in a row with this prestigious award from Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “Winning back-to-back Best Software Awards is an excellent testament to ACCESS’ continuing dedication to deliver the best possible mobile Internet browsing experience to users of the Pocket PC and Windows Mobile platform.”

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 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, NetFront and JV-Lite are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in Japan and other countries. Sun, Sun Microsystems, Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks belong to 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