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Bolt Browser Upgraded to 1.7

Bolt is a Java based browser based on Webkit. It just received a large upgrade if you like the browser:

  • – Support for Widgets (web applications) that can be installed directly from BOLT
  • – Direct integration of Twitter Posting
  • – Advanced Download Manager – allowing for multiple simultaneous file downloads with pause – resume option
  • – Automatic socket support for most users (resulting in a 15% speed increase)
  • – Spanish and Russian language support
  • – Support for YouTube videos embedded in 3rd party sites
  • – Support for ESPN and CNN videos
  • – New shortcut keys that enable users to zoom in or out directly from the keypad, as well as navigating to the top or bottom of a page in full screen view
  • – BlackBerry-specific shortcut keys for scrolling to the top, bottom, left, and right of a page
  • – Common shortcut keys for both BlackBerry and non-BlackBerry devices with QWERTY keypad
  • – More sensitive button support on web forms
  • – Search widget to allow editing and searching of selected text on web page
  • Milestones

    • Outscoring competing mobile browsers by earning a perfect 100 percent on the Web Standards Project’s Acid3 test, meaning BOLT offers the most accurate website rendering
    • Installed more than 4 million times in more than 100 countries
    • Supporting thousands of different handset makes and models
    • Streaming over 130 million minutes of video
    • Serving 132 terabytes of data
    • Selected by handset manufacturers in Europe and Asia to be the default browser preloaded on new lines of mobile phones

    BOLT’s Unique Capabilities include:

    • Best of breed page load speeds
    • Most accurate page rendering
    • Best of breed data compression
    • 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
    • FOTA updates
    • Six levels of magnification

    For more information the press release is here and the download is located here.