Compatible with Windows Mobile 5.0
Enhanced operability
Trial version available now for free download

TOKYO, Japan – May 17, 2006 — ACCESS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced the release of NetFrontv3.3 for Pocket PC, the latest version of its award winning Pocket PC web browser. The trial version of NetFront v3.3 for Pocket PC is available now for free download on the ACCESS website. The final version will be released at the end of May and will be priced at $29.80 USD.

NetFront for Pocket PC has garnered a Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine “Best Software” award in each of the last two years and has received rave reviews worldwide. NetFront v3.3 for Pocket PC, which supports Java and Macromedia® Flash®, provides Windows Mobile users an optimal mobile Internet experience through a variety of features and capabilities. NetFront v3.3 for Pocket PC supports also features a wide variety of popular capabilities including tab browsing (allows users to switch between multiple web pages in one browser window) and Smart-Fit Rendering (automatically resizes Web pages to fit mobile terminal screens). New features include VGA LCD support and support for RSS and Atom feed (data description formats used mainly to display information updates). In addition, NetFront v3.3 for Pocket PC includes a page translation function for languages. NetFront v3.3 for Pocket PC is being offered with ACCESS’s Java platform JV-Lite2 CE Edition.

Pricing and Availability
A trial version of NetFront v3.3 for Pocket PC is available now as a free download on ACCESS’ Website. NetFront v3.3 for Pocket PC will go on sale at the end of May for $29.80 (regular price), and will be available at download sites including Handango, PocketGear, Bitway, GoodCrew Leche, and Vector. Please see nfppc.access.co.jp/english for more information about NetFront v3.3 for Pocket PC.

About NetFront Browser
NetFront browser recently surpassed over 235 million deployments globally that include 801 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 BREWTM. 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, Palm, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony, Telcel Venezuela, TCL, Toshiba, UTStarcom, ZTE and more.

About ACCESS
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: www.access.co.jp or www.access.co.jp/english.

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Head Office (Japan)
ACCESS CO., LTD.
Kyoko Obara +81 (3) 5259-3685
prinfo@access.co.jp
 
U.S.
Maureen O’Connell +1 (408) 400-1543
prinfo@access.co.jp
 
China
Delia Liu +86 (10) 6566-9636
delia.liu@accesschina.com.cn
 
Europe
Claudia Hoeck +49 (208) 8290-6432
hoeck@access-sys-eu.com