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ACCESS Enhances NetFront™ Browser v3.5 with Increased Functionality and Faster Browsing

Concept Version to be Released for Windows Mobile

Tokyo, Japan, — February 7, 2008 — ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced that it is enhancing the functionality and high-speed browsing of NetFront Browser v3.5 for rich, intuitive, full Internet browsing and services, with the release of a concept version of NetFront Browser v3.5 for Windows Mobile® 5.0, available as of February 11, 2008.

NetFront Browser v3.5, the latest version of ACCESS’ market-leading browser for mobile handsets and information devices, provides advanced, feature-rich mobile browsing experiences thanks to greater ease of use and faster browsing. By offering seamless support for Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML), NetFront Browser facilitates the creation of highly efficient interactive Web applications. Building on NetFront Browser’s tradition of making mobile handsets easier to use, NetFront Browser v3.5 enhances the mobile experience with increasingly popular Web 2.0 services by providing intuitive scrolling and one-button access to frequently used functions.

New Features Adapted for Concept Version of NetFront Browser v3.5 for Windows Mobile
Bundling its many new features and improved user interface, the concept version of NetFront Browser v3.5 for Windows Mobile enables users to maximize the functionality of their Windows Mobile devices with stylus pen for a full Internet experience. PageMap, for example, automatically displays entire Web pages to help users understand which part of the page they are scrolling. Swift Navigation provides smooth, intuitive scrolling, and Animated Zoom enables users to quickly and smoothly zoom a selected part of a page. Web pages are easier to read thanks to faster scrolling, zooming and content loading. Column Rendering adapts standard Web pages to fit the screen width of the mobile device, reproducing the page almost exactly as it would appear on a PC screen.

NetFront Browser v3.5 for Windows Mobile will be available for download free of charge from the ACCESS website as of February 11. For more information, visit

“ACCESS will use feedback from users worldwide to strengthen NetFront Browser v3.5 for even friendlier and more convenient browsing with mobile devices,” said Toru Arakawa, CEO, president and co-founder of ACCESS. “As one of the world’s leading software companies, ACCESS will continue to provide maximized value for the mobile ecosystem, placing a special focus on innovation, creativity and solutions to deliver the world’s most advanced products for the mobile and beyond-PC markets.”

The concept version of NetFront Browser v3.5 for Windows Mobile, along with NetFront Browser Widget, a comprehensive Web-application framework for mobile widgets, and other advanced features of NetFront Browser, will be demonstrated at the ACCESS booth during the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2008 (formerly 3GSM World Congress), from February 11 to 14 in Barcelona, Spain. The ACCESS booth is located in the Courtyard Area CY06, Fira de Barcelona.

Provides a page thumbnail preview to facilitate web page navigation.

Column Rendering
When viewing content in the previous desktop mode, text often exceeded the screen width, requiring repeated use of the scroll bar. This issue has been resolved, and functionality has been dramatically improved.

  • Text content (or news) is rendered to fit the width of the screen using a line break function
  • Column Rendering renders almost exactly what you would see on a PC while also supporting vertical scrolling

ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for Web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds, and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront Browser, Garnet OS (formerly Palm OS®) and ACCESS Linux Platform, provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates 29 subsidiaries and affiliates within Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mother’s Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit

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