More BOLT BlackBerry Browser invites now available, you guys are crazy

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UPDATE: WOW, just got word from Bitstream that you guys brought down their servers! They’re upgrading them now for higher capacity, so if you received an error when trying to sign up, wait a while and try again!

When we wrangled the BlackBerry Nation 500 invites for the BOLT BlackBerry Browser private beta yesterday, we weren’t sure how interested you’d be. It turns out that you were very interestedBitstream, makers of BOLT had quadrupled our invites to 2000, and that still wasn’t enough! So after a little bit of negotiating, we’ve gotten them to give us some more invites.

To get your copy of the BOLT beta, you must head on over to their download page and use the following referral code: ‘berrycool’. Do this even if you had already sent a request previously. Bitstream has now automated the request process, meaning you should get an email with the download link much quicker now.

While you’re waiting to get your dirty little mitts on that email, don’t forget to check out our hands-on BOLT browser impressions. Get to it!

  • brian

    Any one else getting site errors when trying to submit?

  • brian

    Any one else getting site errors when trying to submit?

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ BlackBerry Cool

    if you are getting an error it’s because BlackBerry Cool just brought their server down due to capacity! They’re upgrading the server now, so try again in a little bit.

    Man, when you guys want something, you want something!

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com BlackBerry Cool

    if you are getting an error it’s because BlackBerry Cool just brought their server down due to capacity! They’re upgrading the server now, so try again in a little bit.

    Man, when you guys want something, you want something!

  • Neng

    Yes…site is busy. :(

  • Neng

    Yes…site is busy. :(

  • taylor

    It’s up but submitting gets an error

  • taylor

    It’s up but submitting gets an error

  • greg

    Yea i been getting error over and over again until i saw that they crashed the servers. Guess ill keep trying.

  • http://BOLT greg

    Yea i been getting error over and over again until i saw that they crashed the servers. Guess ill keep trying.

  • http://jonconnelly.net/ Jon

    Yep, I try to submit the form and get an access denied page. ugh.

  • http://jonconnelly.net/ Jon

    Yep, I try to submit the form and get an access denied page. ugh.

  • http://jonconnelly.net Jon

    Yep, I try to submit the form and get an access denied page. ugh.

  • http://jasdever.blogspot.com/ Jason Dever

    I cannot submit form either

    Forbidden

    You don’t have permission to access /cgi-bin/dcgi on this server.

  • http://jasdever.blogspot.com Jason Dever

    I cannot submit form either

    Forbidden

    You don’t have permission to access /cgi-bin/dcgi on this server.

  • rosie

    i keep getting denied page!!
    i been at this since yesterday!

  • rosie

    i keep getting denied page!!
    i been at this since yesterday!

  • rosie

    i keep getting denied page!!
    i been at this since yesterday!

  • http://www.nathanzahorchak.com/ Nathan Zahorchak

    I am getting a “Forbidden: You don’t have permission to access /cgi-bin/dcgi on this server” error page.

  • http://www.nathanzahorchak.com Nathan Zahorchak

    I am getting a “Forbidden: You don’t have permission to access /cgi-bin/dcgi on this server” error page.

  • http://boltbrowser.com/ John Sidline

    This is John Sidline of the Bitstream PR team. I want to first thank the readers of BlackBerry Cool for their enthusiastic response to the BOLT browser. But I also need to let readers know the status of the private beta program now underway. We completely underestimated the response we’d get to the beta. Initially we had a manual process in place to distrubte download links. But we were quickly overwhelmed by requests for BOLT so we switched to an automated process at about 9:00 AM Eastern today. Sometime after noon Eastern today, the server handling the downloads “blew up.” We are now in the process of switching over to a dedicated server we’re confident can handle the demand. We appreciate everyone’s patience. We expect the new server to be online by 4:00 PM Eastern today. Also, to those who have already downloaded BOLT, a big thank you. From feedback we’ve received just since yesterday we’ve already made improvements to BOLT, and our beta is only about 24 hours old.

  • http://boltbrowser.com/ John Sidline

    This is John Sidline of the Bitstream PR team. I want to first thank the readers of BlackBerry Cool for their enthusiastic response to the BOLT browser. But I also need to let readers know the status of the private beta program now underway. We completely underestimated the response we’d get to the beta. Initially we had a manual process in place to distrubte download links. But we were quickly overwhelmed by requests for BOLT so we switched to an automated process at about 9:00 AM Eastern today. Sometime after noon Eastern today, the server handling the downloads “blew up.” We are now in the process of switching over to a dedicated server we’re confident can handle the demand. We appreciate everyone’s patience. We expect the new server to be online by 4:00 PM Eastern today. Also, to those who have already downloaded BOLT, a big thank you. From feedback we’ve received just since yesterday we’ve already made improvements to BOLT, and our beta is only about 24 hours old.

  • http://boltbrowser.com John Sidline

    This is John Sidline of the Bitstream PR team. I want to first thank the readers of BlackBerry Cool for their enthusiastic response to the BOLT browser. But I also need to let readers know the status of the private beta program now underway. We completely underestimated the response we’d get to the beta. Initially we had a manual process in place to distrubte download links. But we were quickly overwhelmed by requests for BOLT so we switched to an automated process at about 9:00 AM Eastern today. Sometime after noon Eastern today, the server handling the downloads “blew up.” We are now in the process of switching over to a dedicated server we’re confident can handle the demand. We appreciate everyone’s patience. We expect the new server to be online by 4:00 PM Eastern today. Also, to those who have already downloaded BOLT, a big thank you. From feedback we’ve received just since yesterday we’ve already made improvements to BOLT, and our beta is only about 24 hours old.

  • http://www.spokentruthshow.ning.com/ Tshombe

    how can I get in?

  • http://www.spokentruthshow.ning.com Tshombe

    how can I get in?

  • irobot

    Got the email from Bolt but the link is forbidden and their support email is down also.

  • irobot

    Got the email from Bolt but the link is forbidden and their support email is down also.

  • Neng

    i was lucky enough to get an invite…wow! it’s friggin’ awesome!!!

  • Neng

    i was lucky enough to get an invite…wow! it’s friggin’ awesome!!!

  • corymccoy

    wow im actually really impressed with this! to think its just a beta! cant wait to see what happens next!

  • corymccoy

    wow im actually really impressed with this! to think its just a beta! cant wait to see what happens next!

  • Jason

    Anyone else try bolt on a BB Curve 8320? My initial impression is that bolt isn’t usable on my phone. Its painfully slow and just moving down the page is an ordeal.

  • Jason

    Anyone else try bolt on a BB Curve 8320? My initial impression is that bolt isn’t usable on my phone. Its painfully slow and just moving down the page is an ordeal.

  • corymccoy

    i have it on my 8330. i found using the trackball was time consuming but you can use x to make it go down quicker, e to go up etc…

  • corymccoy

    i have it on my 8330. i found using the trackball was time consuming but you can use x to make it go down quicker, e to go up etc…

  • http://jasdever.blogspot.com/ Jason Dever

    I got it now on my Storm. I will post updates on my experiences with Bolt on my blog: http://jasdever.blogspot.com and my twitter feed http://twitter.com/jasdever

  • http://jasdever.blogspot.com/ Jason Dever

    I got it now on my Storm. I will post updates on my experiences with Bolt on my blog: http://jasdever.blogspot.com and my twitter feed http://twitter.com/jasdever

  • http://jasdever.blogspot.com Jason Dever

    I got it now on my Storm. I will post updates on my experiences with Bolt on my blog: http://jasdever.blogspot.com and my twitter feed http://twitter.com/jasdever

  • AdoreMyFour

    I can get in and get the invite email, but it keeps telling me my download failed. Anyone know what I could be doing wrong? I am using the unsigned version. Help please!!!

  • AdoreMyFour

    I can get in and get the invite email, but it keeps telling me my download failed. Anyone know what I could be doing wrong? I am using the unsigned version. Help please!!!

  • Scott

    I agree with review about this being unusable. It’s slow, not only in navigation of the mouse etc but also loading the pages.

  • Scott

    I agree with review about this being unusable. It’s slow, not only in navigation of the mouse etc but also loading the pages.

  • corymccoy

    AdoreMyFour i experienced the same thing with my invute. I was lucky enough to get one on both of my email addresses though. I tried the first invite about 10 times id say and than decided it was time to try the other. it didnt work the first time all it did was load for 5 mins and than say it failed so i decided to do a quick battery pull to see if it would help. So i tried after ther pull on my first invite and it worked perfecty. So i guess if you havent tried a pull than maybe you could lol.

  • corymccoy

    AdoreMyFour i experienced the same thing with my invute. I was lucky enough to get one on both of my email addresses though. I tried the first invite about 10 times id say and than decided it was time to try the other. it didnt work the first time all it did was load for 5 mins and than say it failed so i decided to do a quick battery pull to see if it would help. So i tried after ther pull on my first invite and it worked perfecty. So i guess if you havent tried a pull than maybe you could lol.

  • http://jasdever.blogspot.com/ Jason Dever

    I can’t get it working on my wife’s Pearl. It keeps saying Download failed. Any Pearl successes?

  • http://jasdever.blogspot.com Jason Dever

    I can’t get it working on my wife’s Pearl. It keeps saying Download failed. Any Pearl successes?

  • jkyoung

    I have a pearl. Go to your I inbox, copy the unified link, paste it to your browser

  • jkyoung

    I have a pearl. Go to your I inbox, copy the unverified link, paste it to your browser

  • jkyoung

    I have a pearl. Go to your I inbox, copy the unified link, paste it to your browser

  • jkyoung

    I have a pearl. Go to your I inbox, copy the unverified link, paste it to your browser