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ACCESS’ NetFront™ for Pocket PC Wins Best Browser Award from Praktiker Magazine for Second Straight Year

Selection Confirms NetFront as the Browser of Choice for Windows Mobile/Pocket PC

TOKYO, Japan – December 22, 2005 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced that its NetFront® browser for Windows Mobile/Pocket PC was selected by Austrian-based Praktiker Multimedia and Electronics Magazine for a Best High-End Web Browser Award 2006 in the Windows Mobile/Pocket PC category. This is the second year in a row that Praktiker Magazine has selected NetFront for Windows Mobile/Pocket PC for their Bestenliste awards program.

Located in Vienna, Austria, Praktiker Magazine is an established electronics magazine that has been in existence for 60 years. Praktiker’s test editors selected NetFront for Windows Mobile/Pocket PC as the best high-end Web browser for the Windows Mobile platform based on ACCESS’ advanced features which include support for tabbed browsing, Java, smart-fit rendering, drag-scrolling, file download and upload as well as its comprehensive support for the latest Web standards as established by both W3C and OMA. For additional information about the Bestenliste awards program, visit the Praktiker Bestenliste awards page at

“We are very pleased to see that Praktiker Magazine has selected NetFront for Windows Mobile/Pocket PC for its second consecutive Bestenliste award. This award adds to the growing list of global awards that the NetFront browser has garnered from organizations and publications throughout the world including Best Internet Software 2004 (Club Pocket PC, Germany) and Best Internet Browser 2004, 2005 (Pocket PC Magazine, U.S.),” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “I strongly believe that this latest award from Praktiker Magazine, as well as all other previous awards clearly demonstrate that our commitment to providing the best browser technologies for the Windows Mobile/Pocket PC platform is being recognized on a global basis.”

NetFront browser for Windows Moible/Pocket PC is available for free trial download and purchase at popular global online retailers Handango ( and PocketGear (, and also from Japanese online retailers including Vector, Bitway, and GoodCrew Leche as well as from ACCESS’ corporate Web site

About NetFront Browser
NetFront browser recently surpassed over 200 million deployments globally that include 720 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, 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, AT&T Wireless, Casio, China Mobile, China Unicom, Epson, Hitachi, Hutchinson 3G Group, IBM, KDDI, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Mitsubishi, Palm, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony, Telcel Venezuela, Toshiba 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

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