BOLT storms ahead of Opera Mobile, Skyfire and Safari to take home SUPERSTAR Award
MARLBOROUGH, Massachusetts – MobilityWire® – December 21, 2009
Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) announced today its BOLT™ mobile browser took top honors in the eighth annual Mobile Star Awards™ program, winning the SUPERSTAR award in the Consumer App: Web Browser category. Other nominees in this category included Apple – Safari for iPhone, Opera Mobile and Skyfire.
The Mobile Star Awards recognize the top mobile products, success stories and visionaries as chosen by the readers of technology news portal MobileVillage’s Go Mobile™ newsletter. The SUPERSTAR award is the highest honor given to Mobile Star Award winners.
Downloaded over 3 million times since its February 2009 debut, BOLT is compatible with the majority of the world’s 4 billion mobile phones and is built on a WebKit architecture that offers the most accurate desktop-style page rendering of any mobile browser.
With advanced features like the ability to stream video from the most popular video websites, copy and paste, upload files such as photos and videos to websites, and order and arrange favorites into custom folders, BOLT is also the most fully-featured mobile browser available on the market today.
“We designed BOLT with the average user in mind, focusing on providing the lightning fast speed that people desire from their mobile phones while maintaining the desktop-style page rendering people prefer,” says Anna Chagnon, Bitstream CEO. “I congratulate the entire Bitstream team on this Mobile Star Award. Their hard work and innovative ideas have allowed BOLT to quickly become a crowd favorite, while changing the competitive landscape of the mobile browsing space.”
BOLT was selected as the SUPERSTAR winner by subscribers of MobileVillage’s Go Mobile™ – an e-newsletter that delivers headlines and links from top mobile technology stories on popular websites such as CNET, Engadget, Gizmodo, PC Magazine, Computerworld, and AppScout. “Go Mobile” was launched nearly ten years ago and is now published every three weeks for thousands of readers.
“Because ‘Go Mobile’ readers are the industry’s most savvy mobile business users, Mobile Star Awards winners can claim they are the users’ choice,” says Jon Covington, MobileVillage founder and president. “BOLT was chosen by real users based on real results, not hype. This was a tough category and BOLT has shown it is the new leader to watch in mobile browsing.”
For more information about the annual Mobile Star Awards, visit MobileVillage.com.
The acclaimed BOLT mobile browser has the most faithful rendering of Web pages of any browser in its class. This fast mobile browser quickly and accurately displays Web pages on mobile phones just as they would appear on desktop computers. BOLT is the only browser for mobile phones of all types to support streaming video from popular media sharing sites such as YouTube and MySpace. Based on the same WebKit rendering engine used by the iPhone’s Safari and Android’s Chrome browsers, BOLT is compatible with the majority of the world’s 4 billion mobile phones. BOLT features a patented split-screen viewing mode, intuitive keystroke shortcuts and copy/paste functionality, and offers a user-friendly, feature-rich mobile browsing experience for even entry-level mobile phones. Download BOLT for free at http://boltbrowser.com – the mobile Internet has never looked this good on your phone.
Bitstream Inc. develops software technologies and applications for the graphic art and mobile communications industries. Bitstream’s award-winning fonts and font technologies enable device manufacturers and application developers to render the highest quality text in any language, on any device, at any resolution. The company’s MyFonts brand is the world’s leading provider of fonts to consumers. Bitstream’s Pageflex brand enables marketers to easily produce customized communications in print, email, and online. The company’s latest offering is the BOLT mobile browser, which has been installed by millions of users worldwide since its release in February 2009. For more information visit www.bitstream.com.
About MobileVillage / PDA Inc.
Founded in 1993, MobileVillage is a market and solution development company dedicated to advancing mobile and wireless technology in a wide range of industries. MobileVillage accomplishes this by fostering education and alliances through “Best of Breed” solution identification, event partnerships, an online industry directory, industry job postings, daily online news, its widely respected Go Mobile™ newsletter, a Mobile Mentors™ program, and popular annual Mobile Star Awards™ program. Visit MobileVillage online at www.MobileVillage.com.
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