Online Voting Poll for Winners is Open to the Public at http://www.webware.com/100
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MobilityWire® – April 13, 2009
Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) today announced that its BOLTTM Mobile Browser has been selected by the editors of CNET’s Webware as a finalist in this year’s Webware 100 Awards for Browsing, recognizing BOLT as one of the most innovative new web services. The finalists are selected by the editors of Webware, while the ultimate winner will be selected via public voting. The final results will be announced on Tuesday, May 19, 2009.
BOLT has taken the mobile browsing space by storm since its public beta release at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, with hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. Feedback from these initial beta users resulted in a significantly enhanced Beta2 version, released in April during CTIA, earning BOLT glowing editorial reviews and user feedback.
BOLT’s feature set includes:
- Fast, secure, desktop-style web browsing on both high-end and low-end handsets
- Streaming video capabilities
- Split screen and full screen browsing modes expediting page navigation
- Intuitive keystroke shortcuts for easier navigation and content selection
- Secure browsing and shopping from nearly any mobile phone
- Reduced data usage
“The feedback that we have received in the short time we have been in beta has been invaluable and has enabled us to make further improvements that will undoubtedly improve the user experience,” said Anna Chagnon, CEO of Bitstream. “Making the Webware 100 list is affirmation that we are taking the right steps in providing a superior mobile browsing experience to people using all types of cell phones.”
Webware (www.webware.com) provides the latest information on Web 2.0 sites, services and applications. Its timely and relevant blog entries about hundreds of web-based services, such as wikis, blogs and social networking sites, help users determine the best products for them to use in their daily lives. Webware is led by veteran tech journalist and CNET Editor-at-Large Rafe Needleman, with additional entries from the CNET editors. Webware editors received and reviewed hundreds of entries.
Voting closes on Thursday, April 30, 2009 and can be accessed at http://www.webware.com/100.
The ten categories include Audio and Music; Browsing; Commerce; Communications; Infrastructure and Storage; Location-based Services; Photo and Video; Productivity; Search and Reference; and Social Networking and Publishing.
Nearly 2 million votes were cast in the 2008 Webware 100 Awards. Last year’s winners can be seen here: http://www.webware.com/html/ww/100/2008/winners.html?tag=snav.
The BOLT mobile browser, compatible with the majority of the world’s 4 billion mobile phones, offers unrivaled speed and desktop-style web browsing including the ability to stream video. A patented split-screen viewing and intuitive keystroke shortcuts make navigating web pages simple. Download BOLT for free at http://boltbrowser.com – the mobile Internet has never looked this good on your phone.
Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) is a software development company focused on bringing unique software products to a wide variety of markets. The company’s core software products include award-winning fonts and font rendering software, mobile browsing and variable data publishing and web-to-print software for personalized marketing. For more information about Bitstream please visit www.bitstream.com.