BOLT earns double honors for Overall Consumer Mobile Application and Service Delivery Platform
MARLBOROUGH, Massachusetts – MobilityWire® – June 21, 2010
The BOLT™ Mobile Browser from Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) has been named Runner Up in the 2010 Mobile Merit Awards in two categories: Best Overall Consumer Mobile Application and Best Service Delivery Platform. Recognizing companies, individuals and technologies that have shaped the way in which the world communicates, the 2010 Mobile Merit Awards program notes the excellence achieved in the global mobile industry.
Through nominations judged by an impressive list of mobile industry executives and members of the media, the Mobile Merit Awards are presented to outstanding companies for technologies within the mobile arena that will have the greatest impact on the market. The 2010 Mobile Merit Awards judges honored products, individuals, and technologies based on their industry impact, innovation, social importance, implementation and overall success factor. The Mobile Merit Award submission categories covered all aspects of mobility including: devices, infrastructure, applications, social/digital medium, 4G technologies, mobile marketing, and media.
“These Mobile Merit Awards for BOLT are further recognition of the hard work and commitment of the Bitstream development and engineering team,” said Anna Magliocco-Chagnon, president and CEO of Bitstream. “2010 has already been a year of many important milestones for BOLT as we are surpassing 35,000 downloads a day on average, totaling over 7.8 million downloads to date. The latest version, BOLT 2.1, which we released late last month, is the most fully-featured release yet, and we look forward to feedback from our active user base as we are constantly making improvements to truly make BOLT the crowd favorite.”
The BOLT mobile browser was named runner up in the Best Overall Consumer Application category, a tribute to the popular cross platform app with millions of users across BlackBerry Smartphones , and all levels of Java-based mobile phones. The industry’s most fully featured mobile browser for phones of all types, BOLT is downloaded by more than 30,000 people around the world each day.
BOLT earned a second runner up award for Best Service Delivery Platform. BOLT’s server middleware provides carriers with the ability to better manage data consumption on their networks by compressing data up to 24:1 and using as little as 4 percent what a standard mobile browser would use, while at the same time delivering a superior Web browsing experience for handset manufacturers and their users.
“B2 Group is pleased to judge and participate in this year’s Mobile Merit Awards showcasing our thought leadership in the mobile industry by selecting companies, like Bitstream, that we feel represent the innovation taking place in the mobile market today,” said judge Bob Bilbruck, Managing Director B2 Group/ Mobiletain. “We congratulate all participants in the Mobile Merit Awards this year and look forward to seeing more great entries next year.”
Other notable 2010 Mobile Merit Award winners include GoTV Networks, Research in Motion, Nokia, Sybase 365, Sprint-Nextel, DeviceAnywhere, and Telepicture/TMZ.
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 Mobile Merit Awards
The Mobile Merit Awards recognizes companies, individuals and technologies that have shaped the way in which the world communicates today. Through nominations the Mobile Merit Awards notes the excellence achieved in the global mobile industry. These bi-annual awards are presented to outstanding companies, individuals and technologies from each sector within the mobile arena for work of the greatest likely impact on the market. For more information please visit: http://www.mobilemeritawards.com
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