Bolt Browser goes Beta 2 and brings better BlackBerry support

April 2, 2009 | By | 8 Comments

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Bolt Browser has just been upgraded to Beta 2 and now brings better support for most BlackBerry smartphones, including the Storm. If your a Storm owner you will be happy to know that Bolt seems to be working much better on the device. Previously Bolt was horrible on the Storm and I wasn’t that impressed until now. Anyway Bolt Browser Beta 2 now has its own BlackBerry version and you can find the links below…

You can download Beta 2 for BlackBerry by clicking here or visiting boltbrowser.com.

New Features:

  • – Significantly improved BlackBerry scrolling speed and control
  • – A new 3XL (extra large) magnification mode with content 33.3 percent bigger than in 2XL
  • – Double tap approach to select links on touchscreen devices like the BlackBerry storm (eliminates inadvertent clicks)
  • – Wi-Fi auto-selection as default option when Wi-Fi is both enabled and available
  • – Save and view pages locally on the phone
  • – Support for folders in favorites
  • – A new landscape viewing feature
  • – Improved magnifier dragging in split screen mode on the BlackBerry Storm
  • – Improved video quality on mpeg4 capable devices.
  • – Lightweight encryption when HTTPS is disabled by the user — secures the user session by encrypting login and web page data. While not as secure as HTTPS, this offers much better security compared to unencrypted plain text.
  • – Improved scrolling speed in image rich pages.
  • – Double tap enhancements for switching between split and full screen
  • – Improved BlackBerry Storm home page tab clicking
  • – A user preferences page to reduce menu clutter – especially good on the BlackBerry since there we utilize the native menu structure (without sub-menus)

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  • c

    First impressions are a rare positive having used Opera Mini and Mobile for a few years (forget the rest). Bolt feels Beta, but has the edge on layout and speed. I feel I can now view and edit desktop pages with relative ease for the first time on a mobile. eg Gmail, Calendar, Youtube. That’s not possible in another mobile browser. The mobile versions or apps for these generally miss important functions. Still testing.

  • Brian

    The feature I really miss is being able to use the escape key (to the right of the trackball) to load the previous page from cache. This is what Opera does and makes the browser so much easier to use.

  • dave

    opera mini still owns it no problem

  • Adam

    I am having problems witn it on the storm. Once you download it, there is no icon to open it with. It can be found under the applications list, but can not be opened from there. Anyone else having this issue or know how to fix it?

  • c

    Worked fine on the Storm. Can’t remember if there’s a Storm specific version. Might want to check or reset your phone.

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