If you aren’t using a BlackBerry Torch, or, haven’t downloaded a leaked version of BlackBerry 6 for the Bold 9650, surfing the web via BlackBerry Browser is a pretty excruciating experience.  Fortunately there are 3rd party browsers out there that make browsing the web less painful.  Bolt from Bitstream is arguably one of the best 3rd party BlackBerry browsers out there and it has recently been updated to version 2.3.

Bolt for BlackBerry v2.3 features:

  • New Advanced Desktop Features – Along with the ability to perfectly render Web pages as they were meant to be seen from a PC, BOLT also offers tabbed browsing, password manager, advanced downloading and uploading capabilities and now advanced inline text entry and editing allowing people to enter and edit text directly in Web page forms without opening up a separate text editing window.
  • Backed up in the Cloud – BOLT 2.3’s new favorites backup feature stores a user’s bookmarks on BOLT’s servers, allowing them to be restored if a user ever needs to change phones for any reason.
  • New Mobile Widgets – BOLT widgets let people using any mobile phone take part in the mobile apps revolution. Bolt 2.3?s widget gallery features weather, Wikipedia, and dictionary widgets, along with an improved Twitter widget and a brand new Facebook widget.

One of the really cool things that I like about Bolt is that, using the Bolt Launcher Plug-in, you can set Bolt to be your default web browser on your BlackBerry allowing you to open BlackBerry mail, messenger, and SMS links in BOLT.

Bolt is a free BlackBerry download and you can pick it up OTA to your device via the link below…

Download Bolt for BlackBerry version 2.3