Bitstream’s BOLT recognized as leading mobile infrastructure technology
MARLBOROUGH, Mass.– MobilityWire® – August 3, 2011
The BOLT™ Mobile Browser from Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) has been recognized as a premier technology with a 2011 mBillionth Award (http://mbillionth.in/) in the m-Infrastructure category. In its second year, the annual mBillionth awards set a benchmark in the mobile and telecom industries recognizing mobile innovations.
The mBillionth Awards were conceived as a dedicated platform to highlight the latent potential of the mobile and telecom sector across eight countries in South Asia across 11 different categories. BOLT was awarded a 2011 mBillionth Award for m-Infrastructure, the category with the most applicants across the awards program. The BOLT browser was evaluated for its utility value, the usability of its interface, its technical specialty, its overall design, and its worldwide accessibility.
All mBillionth award nominations were deliberated by a jury made up of the best mobile and telecom experts in South Asia based on measures of innovation and creativity as well as overall growth and the nominated technology’s impact on the mobile industry and the masses.
“The m-Infrastructure award is further acknowledgement of the dedication of the BOLT browser team to extend premium browsing features to mobile handsets of all types,” said Sampo Kaasila, vice president of research and development for Bitstream. “BOLT has essentially leveled the mobile browsing playing field by bringing high end browsing features to even the most simple mobile phones, and with tens of millions of worldwide installations it’s clear to see that individual users, operators and OEMs like what they see in BOLT, just as the mBillionth judges did!”
BOLT offers end-users and OEMs a premium browser for feature phones and BlackBerry Smartphones. The browser is well-known for its flash and HTML5 video streaming capabilities, social networking integration, and an array of other advanced features that deliver a PC-style browsing experience from a mobile device, all at lighting fast speeds. BOLT has experienced worldwide popularity offering the ability to view websites in a multitude of languages including Latin-based, Cyrillic-based, and Indic-based dialects.
“We had another great year here at the mBillionth Awards and we heartily congratulate all of the winners whose technologies exemplified the innovation and creativity leading the mobile and telecom sectors towards the future,” said Osama Manzar, founder and director of the Digital Empowerment Foundation, and curator of the mBillionth Awards. “Technologies like Bitstream’s BOLT browser are proof that the mobile revolution has triumphed in South Asia.”
“Bitstream recognizes the incredible potential for the mobile Internet in India to bring connectivity to the masses,” said Ritu Varma, director of product management for BOLT. “BOLT is well positioned to help carriers and OEMs reach their goals of extending connectivity to the next billion consumers!”
BOLT is available to download for free from http://boltbrowser.com.
Licensed by handset manufacturers and wireless operators around the world, the BOLT mobile browser delivers PC-style browsing with advanced features such as tabbed browsing, streaming audio and video, and integrated social networking in a relatively small application that is also the industry’s most feature rich mobile browser. BOLT is available for Java ME, BREW and BlackBerry devices and has already been installed on thousands of different handset models. BOLT’s WebKit based cloud computing infrastructure integrates easily with carriers’ billing and OSS systems, and significantly reduces infrastructure costs with its best-in-class data compression. The BOLT SDK allows any service provider the ability to create custom Web-enabled applications that run on the widest possible number of mobile phones. Wireless operators, handset OEMs and service providers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about BOLT.
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.
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