New Bolt Browser Beta

Bitstream has released an update (V. 0.83) to their Java ME based Bolt full-web mobile browser. Here’s a changelog: APN configuration automated for BlackBerry devices.  BOLT now auto-detects network details.  This will eliminate the “internet not available” error messages, and manual APN configuration requirements, some BlackBerry users were experiencing. BlackBerry dedicated back key support. Also supported on some SE devices. BlackBerry scrolling enhancements.  Scrolling on track ball BlackBerry devices is now faster and smoother. BlackBerry-specific enhancements to match BlackBerry system … Continue reading

Bolt Browser Review

I’ve been playing with the Bolt browser for a couple of hours now and my impressions are generally pretty good.  Bolt is from Cambridge, Massachusetts based Bitstream, a company best known for it’s digital fonts and font rendering software. But Bitstream is not new to the browser field, they also produce the ThunderHawk browser for Windows Mobile and  Symbian. Bolt, like ThanderHawk (and Opera Mini, Skyfire, UCWEB and Teashark),  is a server based browser meaning that much of the page  … Continue reading

New Mobile Browser – Bolt

There’s a new mobile browser in town.  It’s called Bolt and is a server based Java ME browser like Opera Mini but it’s supposed to be even faster.  Bolt is in closed Beta but you should be able to get it from using the code; CrackBerry Bolt is free and is supposed to work on most phones with Java MIDP 2.0 support.  It definitely runs on my BlackBerry 7100i.  I’ll try it on a Nokia  N95 next.  I’ll be … Continue reading