Bitstream has released Bolt 1.6 and the mobile browser has a ton of new features, including the ability to be set as the default browser on the BlackBerry.
In addition to providing the most accurate website rending available,
outscoring other mobile browsers, earning a 100% on the Acid3 test, BOLT 1.6 now
offers full socket-based connectivity which increases speed by as much as 15%.
Also, Bitstream has added a new feature, a password manager, that allows faster
logins to users’ favorite and most visited websites and online apps.
Download Bolt 1.6
Read the full press release after the jump…
MARLBOROUGH, Massachusetts – December 7, 2009 – Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ:
BITS) today announced the availability of BOLT 1.6, the most fully-featured
mobile browser available for mobile phones of all types. BOLT 1.6 delivers the
industry-leading data compression ratio and offers the best website rendering,
displaying full Web pages just as they appear on desktop computers. BOLT 1.6
outscores competing mobile browsers earning a perfect 100 percent on the Web
Standards Project’s Acid3 test. The Acid3 test, created to help browser
vendors ensure proper support for Web standards in their products, tests Web 2.0
dynamic Web applications and visual rendering, including Web fonts.
This newest release of BOLT includes a number of important design enhancements,
as well as incremental improvements driven by BOLT’s users. For all mobile
data networks that support it, BOLT 1.6 now offers full socket-based
connectivity which can increase the page rendering speed of BOLT by as much as
15 percent. BOLT 1.6 also includes a new password manager, allowing usernames
and passwords to be saved by the browser for easier and faster logins to
users’ favorite websites and online applications.
Responding to a frequent request from BOLT’s BlackBerry smartphone users,
BOLT 1.6 can now be set as the default browser on their smartphones. A version
of BOLT created specifically for BlackBerry smartphones not only has all the
features of BOLT, but also includes default BlackBerry shortcuts and
Downloaded over 2.7 million times since its February 2009 debut, BOLT has also
been selected by handset manufacturers around the world as the standard browser
on new lines of mobile phones in production.
With advanced features like the ability to stream video from the most popular
video websites, copy and paste, upload files such as photos and videos to
websites, and order and arrange favorites into custom folders, BOLT is also the
most fully-featured mobile browser. BOLT is able to operate on the widest
variety of mobile phones – from feature phones to smartphones – running
efficiently on an estimated 3 billion handsets already in the market.
BOLT’s Unique Capabilities Include:
• Best of breed page load speeds
• Most accurate page rendering
• Displays full websites just as they would appear on desktop computers
• Streams videos from popular video services such as YouTube
• Copy and paste text
• Uploads video and photo files directly to websites from browser
• Only major WebKit based cloud computing browser
Recognizing that some mobile phones currently in use cannot support robust
applications and some network providers limit the size of application downloads,
Bitstream created a light version of the BOLT mobile browser, BOLT liteTM. BOLT
lite contains all the essential features of the BOLT mobile browser, retaining
BOLT’s feature-rich functionality, best-of-breed download speeds and desktop
PC-style page layout in a smaller package optimized for entry-level devices.
BOLT and BOLT Lite are both available for free download at
The acclaimed BOLT mobile browser has the most faithful rendering of Web pages
of any browser in its class. This fast mobile browser quickly and accurately
displays Web pages on mobile phones just as they would appear on desktop
computers. BOLT is the only browser for mobile phones of all types to support
streaming video from popular media sharing sites such as YouTube and MySpace.
Based on the same WebKit rendering engine used by the iPhone’s Safari and
Android’s Chrome browsers, BOLT is compatible with the majority of the
world’s 4 billion mobile phones. BOLT features a patented split-screen
viewing mode, intuitive keystroke shortcuts and copy/paste functionality, and
offers a user-friendly, feature-rich mobile browsing experience for even
entry-level mobile phones. Download BOLT for free at http://boltbrowser.com –
the mobile Internet has never looked this good on your phone.
Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) develops software and technology for graphic arts
and mobile communications industries. Since 1983 its award winning font
technologies have been enabling device manufacturers and application developers
to render the highest quality text in any language, on any device, at any
resolution. Bitstream is headquartered in Marlborough, Mass. with offices
around the world. For more information visit www.bitstream.com.