ACCESS Browser Will Be Available for Download on Handango.com, PocketGear.com, and Shop Toshiba

Tokyo, Japan / Fremont, CA, USA – October 29, 2003 – ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and access technologies, announced today that it has developed a VGA capable version of its popular NetFront® browser for Toshiba’s new e800 series Pocket PC 2003 PDAs. The browser will be available for download purchase on Handango.com, PocketGear.com, and Shop Toshiba (www.shoptoshiba.com) beginning in November.

NetFront v3.1 for Toshiba’s e800 series features support for VGA display (480 x 640 pixels), a first for the Pocket PC platform, greatly enhancing the Web browsing experience. NetFront v3.1 for Toshiba’s e800 series offers additional features like Multi-Window display, which supports the display of up to 5 tabbed windows, and Smart-Fit display, a technology that intelligently adapts Web pages designed for the desktop to the width of smaller device screens, eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling. It also offers support for drag-scrolling with a stylus pen and other useful functions that enable a powerful Web experience.

NetFront for Pocket PC has been available on commercial download sites like Handango.com since early in 2002. Since then, it has garnered a 4 1/2 star rating from end-users on Handango.com, and it has earned critical recognition with a nomination as a finalist in the Pocket PC Magazine’s Best Software Awards for 2003.

NetFront now stands as the most widely deployed and actively used browser in the beyond-PC market, supporting more OS platforms and devices than any competing browser in the market. NetFront recently surpassed 100 million deployments in devices ranging from mobile phones and PDAs to digital televisions, gaming consoles and telematics systems. ACCESS’ technology is included in Internet solutions from many of the world’s leading mobile operators, software providers and electronics manufacturers including Adobe, Alpine, AT&T Wireless, China Mobile, China Unicom, Handspring, Hutchinson 3G Group, IBM, KDDI, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, PalmSource, Samsung, Sharp, Sony and more.

Package
NetFront v3.1 for TOSHIBA e800 series
-US$34.80
-3 months e-mail support included
-Release date: Beginning of November
-Participating download sites:
- Handango, Inc. (www.handango.com)
- PocketGear.com , LLC (www.pocketgear.com)
- Shop Toshiba (www.shoptoshiba.com)

Features
*VGA support for higher visibility. 480 x 640 high resolution enables a wide display area for web pages and requires fewer page scrolls

*Rich functions specifically designed for Pocket PC
-Smart-Fit rendering mode to adapt large screen Web content so that mobile devices can display without the need for horizontal scrolling
-Auto-Cruise to download specified URLs automatically with scheduling
-Internet search bar for Google and Yahoo!
-Multi-Window display (open up to five windows at once)
-Drag-Scroll allows you to scroll by dragging the stylus
-File upload/download
-Bookmark, and page memo
-Save image
-Simplified and advanced setup for display, animated GIF, tables, JavaScript and CSS
-Off-line browsing
-Resized display

*Supports latest W3C specifications:
-HTML4.01, XHTML1.1, cHTML, XHTML Basic 1.0, WML1.3
-CSS 1 & 2
-ECMAScript 3rd Edition (JavaScript 1.5)
-DOM and Dynamic HTML
- GIF, animated GIF, BMP, PNG, JPEG and MNG
-HTTP/1.1
-SSL2.0/3.0,TLS1.0
-Cookies

[System Requirements]
Compatible Devices:
TOSHIBA e805, e800
Memory for data storage: approx. 3.6 MB

About ACCESS
ACCESS Co. Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and has subsidiaries in Fremont, California, Oberhausen, Germany, and Beijing, China. ACCESS is a global provider of mobile content delivery and access technologies for information appliances. ACCESS’ embedded NetFront browsers power 254 different commercial products worldwide including mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, game consoles, PDAs, car navigation systems, web phones, kiosk terminals and intranet terminals. To date, over 100 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 90 major Internet device manufactures (As of Sept, 2003). ACCESS was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market on February 26, 2001. More information is available at www.access.co.jp/english/ or www.access-us-inc.com.


ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront is registered trademark of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan and in the United States. i-mode is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of 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 Bill Danon
(415) 365-0369
bill.danon@bitepr.com