The latest out of Mobile World Congress is that the new Bolt Browser from Bitstream (say that 10 times fast) is now moving to a public beta… Right now! The new version has gone to .86.
Bitstream started out the private beta of Bolt with a few friends and family, and then grew it with 30,000 referral codes. Now that a lot of the humps and bumps have apparently been worked out, the beta is live for all. Very cool. I encourage you to give it a try. With your help and input, the final product should be killer.
A general overview from Bolt:
BOLT is a fast mobile browser that offers an uncompromised browsing experience on even entry-level mobile phones. It is compatible with virtually any handset with Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) 2.0 support. In non-geekspeak, this means “it works on lots of phones, even basic ones.
Rather than offering a simplified, mini version of the Internet, BOLT provides users with an efficient, feature-rich way to enjoy full PC-style Web pages and rich media applications on all levels of mobile devices.
Is Bolt a better option than existing mobile browsers?
Yes. BOLT offers blazing fast, secure, PC-style Web browsing on high and low-end devices – you do not need a smartphone to use BOLT.
BOLT is a full featured mobile Web browser that supports streaming videos, RSS feeds, social media sites, Google Maps- you name it.
Enough talk. Pick up the Bolt Public Beta right here.