MARLBOROUGH, Massachusetts – MobilityWire® – March 31, 2010
The BOLT™ Mobile Browser from Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) has won the Mobile Applications – Entertainment / Social Networking category at the fifth annual CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards. The E-Tech Awards ceremony took place on March 24 during International CTIA WIRELESS 2010® in Las Vegas. The awards program recognized products in 15 categories in the areas of consumer electronics, luxury mobile, applications, enterprise, green solutions and network technology.
“CTIA WIRELESS marked three key milestones for the BOLT Mobile Browser,” said Anna Magliocco-Chagnon, president and CEO of Bitstream. “Our adoption rate recently surpassed 25,000 new users per day, adding more than 1 million users in the month leading up to CTIA. During CTIA Bitstream announced the beta of BOLT 2.0, our newest browser that adds tabbed browsing to what is already the most fully-featured mobile browser in the market. But to have been selected as the best entertainment and social networking mobile application in the most prestigious industry award in North America by such an august panel of judges is true recognition for the hard work, innovation and imagination of Bitstream’s developers and engineers.”
CTIA E-Tech Awards winners were announced at a ceremony hosted by Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA and Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies. More than 80 prominent media and industry analysts judged the entries based on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and the overall “wow” factor.
“This year’s E-Tech Awards showcased the latest must-have products available for both consumers and the enterprise – from innovative applications, to green technology and luxury products,” said Heather Lee Landers, assistant vice president of marketing for CTIA. “We congratulate Bitstream on receiving a CTIA E-Tech Award.”
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 CTIA Shows
Celebrating 25 years as the premier global mobile marketplace, International CTIA WIRELESS 2010® brings together all industries advanced by wireless technology for three days of intense business, learning and networking in Las Vegas, March 23-25. International CTIA WIRELESS IT&E 2010 takes place in San Francisco, October 6-8. Visit www.ctiashow.com.
CTIA-The Wireless Association® is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives, and produces the industry’s leading tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C. Visit www.ctia.org.
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