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BOLT browser Beta3 official release with new features

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Today, the newest edition of BOLT (dubbed “Beta3”) has been officially released. There are some significant new features and improvements to this release of BOLT that are definitely worth checking out.

Some of the latest updates for the Beta3 release of BOLT are the ability to copy and paste text from web pages, enhanced font rendering, inline entry of text into online forms and support for languages using Cyrillic alphabets.

BOLT’s new features let users:
• Copy and paste text
• Enter and edit text directly within online text boxes
• Upload files such as videos to YouTube or pictures to Photobucket
• Order favorites and arrange them into custom folders
• Toggle between viewing websites with or without images displayed

BOLT Beta3 also includes many enhancements based on feedback from beta users, including:
• Rendering bold, italics, superscript and other rich text styles
• Enhanced rendering of complex web pages
• Faster page rendering
• Servers upgraded to WebKit 4

Try the latest version of the BOLT browser for free.

We’ve got some great screenshots to view as well. All of these screenshots were made using a BlackBerry Curve 8320 (due to the ubiquity of the device). You can also see screenshots of a couple of BOLT’s new features: the ability to arrange favorites in folders (“BOLT Grab” folder) and copy and pasting online text (“BOLT Copy” folder).
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BOLT browser by Bitstream hits 1 million downloads

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Bitstream has had a great time since the public debut of their browser at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this past February. A surge in new installations has led to an earlier-than-anticipated milestone: BOLT has now been installed more than one million times. Since its introduction, BOLT users have consumed more than 22 terabytes (22,000 gigabytes) of data from 61 million web pages.

The BOLT browser has several features that separate it from the competition:

• 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
• Ability to easily add and select favorites and view browsing history
• Intuitive keystroke shortcuts for easier navigation and content selection
• Protection against spyware and malicious or faulty add-ons
• 23:1 compression, which uses less data than competing browsers

Download the BOLT browser, available for free to anyone as part of its public beta test.

Skyfire browser for BlackBerry now in Alpha testing

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Skyfire is going to be an incredible browser for BlackBerry. With full Flash, Silverlight and Ajax support, you can browse the Internet like you’ve always wanted to on your device. The latest build, Alpha 2, has been delivered to testers meaning it shouldn’t be long until the public gets their hands on something official. Expect a public Beta this summer. Sorry, I wish I could give you a more exact date.

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BOLT BlackBerry browser updated with scrolling fix

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The BOLT beta browser has recently been updated and you’ll appreciate some of the fixes. Some have been complaining that the browser has some scrolling issues and this has been corrected.

BOLT’s new features include:

* Significantly improved BlackBerry scrolling speed and control
* A new 3XL (extra large) magnification mode with content 33.3 percent bigger than in 2XL
* Double tap approach to select links on touchscreen devices like the BlackBerry storm (eliminates inadvertent clicks)
* Wi-Fi auto-selection as default option when Wi-Fi is both enabled and available
* Save and view pages locally on the phone
* Support for folders in favorites
* A new landscape viewing feature
* Copy and paste feature
* Improved magnifier dragging in split screen mode on the BlackBerry Storm
* A user preferences page to reduce menu clutter, especially useful on BlackBerry smartphones where the native menu structure, without sub-menus, is utilized.

Download a copy of the latest version of BOLT.

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BlackBerry BOLT browser free public beta test

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The BlackBerry BOLT browser had a great public beta launch. Two weeks after its debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, BOLT surpassed 150,000 active users. If you’re a BlackBerry Cool reader, you likely downloaded one of the many private beta invites we were giving out.

The new BOLT browser offers:

  • 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 favorites and view browsing history
  • Intuitive keystroke shortcuts for easier navigation and content selection
  • Protection against spyware and malicious or faulty add-ons
  • Extends battery life and uses less data than competing browsers
  • To join in on the public beta test, go here.

    For those of you who have already used it, what do you think?

    BOLT BlackBerry Browser update, we have unlimited invites

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    When BlackBerry Cool became the first BlackBerry website on the Internet to provide free invites to the BOLT BlackBerry Browser private beta, we never thought so many people would have such rabid interest. After thanking you the readers for providing ‘substantial feedback’ on the initial beta release, Bitstream let us know that an updated version is being pushed to users with BlackBerry-specific enhancements. You can find the full list of enhancements after the jump.

    For those that haven’t tried the BOLT Browser yet, we have some great news: the ‘berrycool’ code now has unlimited referrals! So head over to the BOLT download page and tell Bitstream ‘berrycool’ sent you.

    In addition, Bitstream has set up an email address for people who want to share their experiences using BOLT and possibly be quoted (with expressed permission) in BOLT’s PR efforts. The address is pr4beta@boltbrowser.com. Bitstream has also set up a support form for those with technical issues at: http://www.boltbrowser.com/support.html. So you have your task readers: download the new version of BOLT, keep providing great feedback, and help make a nifty BlackBerry Browser even better.

    BOLT BlackBerry Browser Feature updates