Bitstream announced the development of BOLT 2 web browser for mobile. The exiting BOLT 1.7 provides desktop alike web experience in Windows mobile, Blackberry, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and other mobile devices with support for Java software installation. Bolt web browser is somewhat similar to Skyfire on a comparison with its option to play flash videos within the browser itself. BOLT 2 uses server side compression technologies like that in Opera, to speed up mobile browsing and reduce data charges. The browser added several features from version 1.7. The existing stable download of BOLT browser includes Facebook and Twitter integration, widgets, download manager, improved flash support, etc. The major change in Bolt 2 is the addition of tabbed browsing.
BOLT 2 mobile browser:
We felt an improved YouTube video playback in BOLT 2.0. The browser plays videos perfectly on GPRS/EDGE connections. Quality of videos, images and web pages can be adjusted from the preference menu. BOLT browser includes a patented split screen technology, which helps users to move through complex web pages in a very easy way. The mouse alike pointer can be used inside the web page to focus things on the split screen. Twitter and Facebook integration helps users to update their status messages within the browser window. BOLT 2 browser also includes a set of browser based web apps or widgets. The widget gallery of BOLT browser includes weather, calendar, calculator, twitter, bolt forum web apps that can be installed and run on the browser window itself. Other features of BOLT include an option to save web pages, images, password -download manager, copy-paste, etc.
Download Bolt 2.5 here. (extract RAR file after download)
BOLT browser 2.0 is now under beta testing. So still there is a room for improvements and bugs fixes. The default font size after BOLT 2.0 installation is set as small. So for the first time it will be difficult read things from browser interface. Go to preferences and change font settings to fix this.