Bolt Browser Updated to Version 2.3 – Brings HTML5, Cloud Backup, and more.

October 6, 2010 | By | 4 Comments

Bolt Browser has grown a ton over the past and a bit. Today Bitstream, creators of Bolt Browser announced their latest version 2.3. The new verison of Bolt brings even better streaming media support with HTML 5, cloud backup for favorites, and even more mobile widgets for weather, Wikipedia, and others. You can grab the new version of Bolt Browser by pointing your BlackBerry browser to boltbrowser.com.

Here’s a list of the new features:

  • Best Streaming Media Support – BOLT 2.3 now supports HTML5 streaming video and audio. BOLT offers the broadest support for streaming video in a mobile browser, with support for the most popular Flash based video sites and all HTML5 video sites.
  • 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.

Check out the full press release by reading more…

Press Release:

Bitstream’s BOLT Browser Now Delivers Full Support for HTML5 Audio and Video Streaming

SAN FRANCISCO  and MARLBOROUGH, Massachusetts – October 6, 2010 – Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS), creators of the award winning BOLT mobile browser, today announced the release of BOLT 2.3, with a host of new features to transform mobile phones of all types into powerful Internet devices.  BOLT 2.3 adds HTML5 audio streaming to complement the HTML5 video streaming added in BOLT 2.1, and also includes enhanced inline text editing, cloud-based backup of customer’s favorites and the addition of Ustream.tv to the long international list of popular Flash video sites supported by BOLT.

“BOLT users aren’t shy in telling us what features are most important to them and we are listening,” says Anna Magliocco-Chagnon, CEO of Bitstream. “The new features in version 2.3 were driven by user requests as more people are using their phones as their primary on-ramp to the Internet. Feedback from users has been an incredible motivator, and the BOLT team gets more excited with each release. We believe BOLT 2.3 will be an instant crowd pleaser.”

Most fully featured mobile browser, gets even better
BOLT has earned a reputation as the most fully featured mobile browser available, and with the 2.3 release, BOLT boosts its already powerful mobile browsing capabilities:

Best Streaming Media Support – BOLT 2.3 now supports HTML5 streaming video and audio. BOLT offers the broadest support for streaming video in a mobile browser, with support for the most popular Flash based video sites and all HTML5 video sites.
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.

For a full list of features and free end user download of BOLT 2.3 visit www.boltbrowser.com.

Licensing and White Label Opportunities
Installed 11.6 million times on thousands of handset models since its debut in February 2009, BOLT is attracting more than 45,000 downloads every day. With its small package, easy to integrate cloud services with carrier infrastructure and best in industry compression capabilities, BOLT is ideal for handset manufacturers and mobile network operators to offer the best possible Internet experience for users of the widest range of mobile device categories.

About BOLT
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.

About Bitstream
Bitstream Inc. develops software technologies and applications for the graphic art and mobile communications industries. Bitstream’s award-winning fonts and font technologies enable device manufacturers and application developers to render the highest quality text in any language, on any device, at any resolution. The company’s MyFonts brand is the world’s leading provider of fonts to consumers. Bitstream’s Pageflex brand enables marketers to easily produce customized communications in print, email, and online. The company’s latest offering is the BOLT mobile browser, which has been installed by millions of users worldwide since its release in February 2009.  For more information visit www.bitstream.com.

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