The Bolt browser, which launched a beta back at CTIA with tabs, has had yet another beefy update over the weekend, implementing tighter integration with Facebook, like using the chat function. Wow, even RIM’s own Facebook client doesn’t support chat yet. Additionally, Bolt can now stream Flash video from a bunch of new sites, including MTV and BBC’s.
Bolt is second only to Opera Mini as an alternative browser for BlackBerry, and uses similar server-side compression technology and Webkit foundation. What sets the Bolt browserapart is that they have a widget platform kind of like Firefox, that allows developers to plug right into the native browser. Right now the gallery is pretty slim pickings, but Wikipedia and Dictionary.com widgets are a good start. A few extra tweaks, like updating Facebook and Twitter right through the browser make Bolt a competitive and interesting option.
To download the Bolt browser 2.1, visit boltbrowser.com in your existing mobile browser, or through App World at the link below.
– Download Bolt for BlackBerry (Free) [App World Link]