LINUXWORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., August 4, 2008 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today began providing downloads on its beta NetFront Browser Widgets community site for WILLCOM Gadget, the Widget service of Japanese telecommunications service provider WILLCOM Inc. Users of handsets that support WILLCOM Gadget can download their favorite Widgets for free directly from the Japanese version of the NetFront Browser Widgets community site at www.access.co.jp/nfbwc. WILLCOM is the sole provider of PHS services in Japan.

Widgets are mini applications displayed in small GUI windows on the screen of a handset or consumer electronics device. They are appealing to users because they can be accessed without having to open the handset’s browser, automatically acquiring and displaying frequently viewed or personalized content from the Web. The NetFront Browser Widgets community site provides a variety of Widget applications—such as maps and calendars—but also collects feedback to improve product features and more effectively meet user needs.

The NetFront Browser Widgets community site beta was launched on July 1, 2008, to allow users to download and try free widgets for mobile devices. NetFront Browser Widgets are based on ACCESS’ acclaimed NetFront technology, one of the most widely-used mobile software solutions on the market today, with over 590 million deployments worldwide.

WILLCOM Gadget is available for the WILLCOM 9 (WS018KE) handset from KES. Widgets on the NetFront Browser Widgets community site that are compatible with this handset are identified with a special symbol [*]. ACCESS will continue to introduce new Widgets for WILLCOM Gadget as they become available.

ACCESS will be demonstrating ACCESS Linux Platformfor MIDs running on Texas Instruments Zoom Mobile Development Kit. ACCESS Linux Platform for MIDs is available to licensees immediately.

* Symbol for Widgets that support WILLCOM Gadget handsets 

About ACCESS
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 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 http://www.access-company.com.

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