Significant milestone for Bitstream’s web browser for mobile phones of all types comes as daily use triples during first six months and adoption maintains steady double-digit growth rate
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts – MobilityWire® – July 28, 2009
Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) today announced that BOLTTM, the company’s web browser for mobile phones of all types, has served more than 100 million page views for its users all around the world in the six months since its public debut. Launched last February, BOLT continues to enjoy a solid adoption growth rate that exceeds 50 percent per month. Since February, the average usage rate of BOLT has tripled with the company’s servers reporting more than 1.4 million pages rendered daily.
BOLT’s Unique Capabilities Include:
- Fastest browser on the market
- Displays full websites just as they would appear on desktop computers
- Streams videos from popular video services such as YouTube
- Copy and paste text
- Upload video and photo files directly to websites from BOLT
“There is no argument that the Internet is an essential part of peoples’ daily lives,” said Anna Chagnon, Bitstream’s president and CEO. “However a problem with the vast majority of mobile phones is that while they are capable of Internet access, they don’t possess browsers that display websites properly. Most websites are designed solely with PC viewing in mind, and even with billions of Internet-capable phones in use, a great many of the most popular websites still don’t have mobile companion websites. Of those that do, many lack the full functionality or features that people have come to expect when accessing them from their PCs. We believe the fact that BOLT was installed more than one million times in just the first four months since its launch is proof of the market’s desire to bridge this gap between the World Wide Web and mobile platforms.”
Optimized to conserve data transmissions, BOLT features unrivaled speed – consistently at least 25 to 50 percent faster than competitors. BOLT offers ultra-fast viewing of streaming and flash video, high standards compliance, rich media and graphics enabling people to view websites just as they do on a PC.
Recent data also includes usage from the new BOLT liteTM, a new lightweight version of the BOLT mobile browser. Recognizing that some mobile phones currently in use cannot support robust applications and some network providers limit the size of application downloads, Bitstream created BOLT lite – a smaller application that includes all the essential features of the BOLT mobile browser but excludes some of the advanced features to maintain a small application size that can work on lower-end phones and virtually every mobile network. BOLT lite retains BOLT’s feature-rich functionality, best-of-breed download speeds and desktop PC-style page layout.
BOLT and BOLT lite are now available for free to anyone as part of its public beta test. Visit http://boltbrowser.com.
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.