BOLT Indic Mobile Browser Now Available as a Free Download

BOLT Mobile Browser

BOLT makes the mobile Web more accessible to the masses with free support for nine Indic languages

Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) today announced that the Indic language version of its acclaimed BOLT mobile browser is now available as a free download for end users. With this announcement, the estimated 1.3 billion people living in India and surrounding regions will be able to enjoy the BOLT browser in nine Indic languages, even if their handset does not natively support Indic language characters.

Previously BOLT with Indic language support was only available through carriers and OEMs who preloaded the BOLT browser on supported handsets. Now end users worldwide can download the BOLT browser with Indic language support for free at

Already the most fully-featured mobile browser built for phones of all types, BOLT offers users the widest variety of streaming audio and video available in a mobile browser, supporting both Flash and HTML5 video, and also includes many advanced features and social network integration, such as Twitter and Facebook widgets, often surpassing features available on desktop browsers.

BOLT perfectly renders Indic text on Web pages with support for the following Indic languages:

  • Hindi
  • Bengali
  • Gurumukhi
  • Telugu
  • Tamil
  • Kannada
  • Gujarati
  • Malayalam
  • Oriya

“Up until today, several million people from India and its surrounding regions have been using our free English language version,” said Ritu Varma, Bitstream director of product management. “Being able to provide BOLT in the native languages of these millions of users is a huge breakthrough, especially given that many of our users’ phones don’t natively support Indic characters. BOLT, powered by Font Technology that Bitstream is globally famous for, is able to bring the complex Indic characters to these handsets with remarkably low over the air data usage so that our users can enjoy Indic Websites and content from their phones just as they would appear on a desktop computer. This is a big advance for mobile browsing in India and its surrounding regions and BOLT is the only mobile browser that can deliver it.”

Bitstream will be demonstrating the Indic version of BOLT and previewing its forthcoming Android version at CommunicAsia ( exhibition and conference, being held 21-24 June in Singapore. To arrange for a meeting and private demonstration, contact the BOLT team at

About BOLT®
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 – the mobile Internet has never looked this good on your phone.

About Bitstream

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

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