BOLT is a free downloadable browser that offers an uncompromised browsing experience on even lower-end mobile phones, noticeably for phones that are NOT smart phones, PDAs or Phones.
Apparently the BOLT browser give as much high-end experience for lower-end phones as a Blackberry browser. Bitstream India Pvt Ltd, headquartered in Delhi, contributed substantially to BOLT’s engineering
Two months after its public debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Bitstream Inc today announced that BOLT, the company’s web browser for mobile phones of all types.
Bolt has more active users in India than in any other country outside North America. Today one in six of BOLT’s active users reside in India where users have visited more than 4 million web pages and consumed more than 1,000 gigabytes (1 terabyte) of bandwidth using the mobile browser since it debuted in February of this year.
Optimized to conserve data transmission, BOLT features unrivalled speed – routinely at least 25 to 50 % faster than competitors. The WebKit-based BOLT browser offers ultra-fast viewing of streaming and flash video, high standards compliance, rich media and graphics that enable people to view websites just as they do on a PC.
BOLT’s feature set includes:
- Fast, secure, desktop-style web browsing on both high-end and low-end handsets
- Streaming video capabilities
- Split screen and full screen modes for easy navigation and viewing
- Easily add and select favourites and view browsing history
- Intuitive keystroke shortcuts for easier navigation and content selection
- Protection against spyware and malicious or faulty add-ons
Below is the video of BOLT browser demo on Samsung Omnia and equally working for non-smart phones, dont miss to see how to see videos on low-end mobiles at 1:23 second time of below video:
Nearly 300 different models of mobile phones are currently used by BOLT users in India. Unlike in North America where BOLT has become very popular among the users of smartphones such as BlackBerry smartphones from RIM, India’s BOLT users are using feature phones in far greater numbers.
The ten most popular phones used in India for BOLT browser are:
1. NOKIA N73
2. SONY ERICSSON W200
3. NOKIA N70
4. NOKIA 3110C
5. NOKIA 6233
6. NOKIA 6300
7. NOKIA N95
8. SONY ERICSSON K530
9. MOTO MOTOROKRE6
10. NOKIA N72
BOLT Usage in India:
People are enjoying the video streaming feature of the BOLT browser – the only mobile browser that lets people enjoy videos on average mobile phones from popular services such as YouTube, vids.myspace.com, video.yahoo.com, blip.tv, dailymotion.com, metacafe.com and more. Of the total bandwidth used by all BOLT users surfing the Internet, a full third was consumed by streaming video.
Well over 100,000 different web pages have been visited by BOLT browser users in India, resulting in over 1.5 million web pages served in just the last twelve weeks. The top ten domains visited most by BOLT’s Indian users include: