Software package to be available from Nokia Software Market

Tokyo, Japan / Fremont, CA, USA / Oberhausen, Germany – April 24, 2003 – ACCESS Co. Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a leading supplier of embedded software for mobile telephones, PDAs, Internet appliances, car navigation systems and other non-PC devices, and its European subsidiary, ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH, announced commencement of online sales of NetFront v3.0 for Series 60, an Internet browser tailor-made for Nokia 7650, Nokia 3650 and other Nokia Series 60 platform Smart Phones. The NetFront Internet browser will be available for purchase from Nokia’s Software Market (http://www.softwaremarket.nokia.com) in May.

Free evaluation versions of the NetFront Internet browser have been available from ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH website (http://www.access-sys-eu.com) since February 18, 2003. Over 3200 users have utilized this evaluation version for Series 60 based phones, providing valuable feedback for product improvements and additional features.

The NetFront family of browsers is embedded in almost 86 million devices spanning 230 different product lines (as of February 2003) including PDAs, game consoles, digital cameras, digital televisions, and mobile phones. ACCESS’ NetFront v3.0 browser conforms to the latest W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) standards including CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), DHTML (Dynamic HTML) and also to the WAP 2.0 specification, which enables resource constrained, non-PC hardware to browse the Internet. PDAs, including Zaurus SL-A300/B500/C700 produced by Sharp, CLIE PEG-NX70V/NX60/NZ90 produced by Sony, and Sanyo’s SCP-4900/5300 for Sprint also have ACCESS browsers pre-installed. Other NetFront browsers available to end-users include NetFront v3.0 for PocketPC, a browser specially designed for PocketPC devices.

NetFront v3.0 for Series 60 smart phones features numerous functions such as automatic just-fit rendering and zoom, which greatly enhance the user experience for mobile data services on Symbian OS/Nokia Series 60 devices.

As a member of the Symbian Platinum Partner Program ACCESS actively supports the Symbian ecosystem.

Mr. Toru Arakawa, President and CEO of ACCESS Co., Ltd. stated: “I am very pleased to see the commencement of online sales of our latest NetFront v3.0 browser for the globally popular Nokia Series 60 platform smart phones. The enthusiastic feedback we received on the free evaluation version indicates NetFront v3.0 as the key to Internet usage on mobile devices filling an important market need.”

NetFront v3.0 for Series 60 (English version only) distribution:
Compatible Handsets: Nokia 7650 / 3650
Purchase Site: Nokia Software Market (http://www.softwaremarket.nokia.com)
Purchase Price: 24.80 Euro

Functions and features of NetFront v3.0 for Series 60:
Conforms to all important W3C standards
HTML4.01, XHTML1.0, cHTML (Compact HTML), XHTML Basic 1.0
CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) 1, 2
CMA Script 3rd Edition (JavaScript 1.5)
DOM (Document Object Model) 1, 2
Various image formats: GIF/animated GIF, PNG, JPEG, BMP
HTTP 1.0/1.1
SSL2.0/3.0, TLS1.0
Cookie support

Special functions available with Nokia Series 60 platform handsets (Nokia 7650 and 3650):Just Fit Rendering – Display setting enables ordinary Web pages to fit a handset’s screen size horizontally
Zoom – Enables site display in multiple zoom levels
Download – Download of Java games, ringing tones, screen savers etc…
Image save – Saves selected images to local storage
Advanced settings – On/off control of various settings (Image display, animated GIF, table display, JavaScript, CSS, etc.) as well as Proxy setting

About ACCESS Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries
ACCESS Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is a global provider of mobile content delivery and access technologies for information appliances. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, its subsidiaries abroad include ACCESS Systems America, Inc. in Fremont, California, ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH, its German subsidiary in Oberhausen, Germany, and ACCESS China Inc., its Chinese subsidiary in Beijing. Together with its foreign subsidiaries and contact offices in Korea, Taiwan and Spain, ACCESS has pursued an international strategy promoting its NetFront family of browser software to operators and manufacturers globally. ACCESS’ NetFront family of browser technology is the leading browser embedded in televisions, set top boxes, game consoles, PDAs, car navigation systems, web phones and specialized handsets. Its micro-browser, Compact NetFront, is most widely deployed in phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode service. ACCESS’ embedded NetFront and Compact NetFront browsers power approximately 86 million units spanning 230 different commercial product lines, manufactured by over 80 different companies (as of February 2003).

ACCESS was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market on February 26, 2001.


ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront, Compact NetFront are registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. NetFront is a registered trademark of NetFront Communications, Inc. in the United States and is used under license. *Symbian, Symbian OS, Symbian Platinum Program, and all other Symbian related trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symbian Ltd. *Nokia, Nokia 7650, Nokia 3650, Nokia Series 60 and all other Nokia related trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation. *i-mode is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo. *Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Inc. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.


Contacts

Asia Contact:
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan

Kazunori Takahashi
81 (3) 5259-3685
prinfo@access.co.jpcom
Europe Contact:
ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH
Claudia Hoeck
49 (208) 8290-6432
hoeck@access-sys-eu.com
China Contact:
ACCESS China Inc.
Delia Liu
86 (10) 6566-9636
delia_cn@access.co.jp
US Contacts:
ACCESS Systems America
Manuel Morales
(510) 284-0708
mmorales@access-us-inc.com
Bite Communications Anne-miek Hamelinck
(415) 614-3622
annemiek@bitepr.com