The BOLT mobile web browser is the first complete mobile browsing solution to fully support Indic languages. In addition to English, the BOLT cloud computing browsing platform supports the nine languages spoken as a first language by an estimated 1.3 billion people living in India and the surrounding regions – Hindi, Bengali, Gurumukhi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Gujarati, Malayalam and Oriya.
The BOLT Indic solution perfectly renders Indic text on a Web page, and allows users to scale text to larger or smaller sizes, copy and paste text from within a Web page, and interact with the content such as clicking embedded links or filling in Web forms.
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.
Introduced last year, the free English language consumer version of BOLT is used by 3 million people in India; 14.5 million people use BOLT worldwide. For end users in India, BOLT’s data compression – as much as 24:1 – can provide a big savings in mobile data costs, and at the same time help mobile operators better manage data traffic on their networks.
Bitstream will be demonstrating the BOLT cloud computing browsing platform, including its new Indic language support and a preview of the forthcoming Android version, at the upcoming India Telecom exhibition and conference, being held 9 -11 December in New Delhi.
BOLT is 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.
BOLT cloud computing browsing platform and includes the BOLT mobile browser with Indic language user interfaces, the capability to perfectly render Indic text on a Web page, and the ability for end users to input Indic text into the browser. BOLT is available in JavaME (also known as J2ME) and BREW, and can be used on mobile phones of all types, including those phones without native Indic language support.