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BOLT Mobile Browser Takes India by Storm

Viral spread drives usage and download figures, making India the second largest market for the new free mobile web browser

India|May'2009: Two months after its public debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) has announced that BOLT(TM), the company’s web browser for mobile phones of all types, has more active users in India than in any other country outside North America. Today one in six of BOLT’s active users reside in India where users have visited more than 5 million web pages and consumed more than 1 terabyte of bandwidth using the mobile browser since it debuted in February of this year.

“Seeing how popular the BOLT mobile browser is becoming in India is particularly gratifying for the team here in India which has contributed to its engineering,” said Lokesh Joshi, director of research and development at Bitstream India. “The BOLT browser has been getting good reviews and strong support from users all over the world but it’s very exciting to see such strong adoption here in India. We are impressed with the number of feature phones in India on which BOLT is installed, leading us to believe that India’s mobile population is embracing mobile applications for regular phones faster than we are seeing in the West.”

BOLT’s feature set includes:
 

  • Fast, secure, desktop-style web browsing on both high-end and low-end handsets
  • Unrivalled speed – routinely at least 25 to 50 percent faster than competitors
  • Streaming video capabilities
  • Split screen and full screen modes for easy navigation and viewing
  • Easily add and select favourites and view browsing history
  • Intuitive keystroke shortcuts for easier navigation and content selection
  • Protection against spyware and malicious or faulty add-ons

People are enjoying the video streaming feature of the BOLT browser – the only mobile browser that lets people enjoy videos on average mobile phones from popular services such as YouTube, vids.myspace.com, video.yahoo.com, blip.tv, dailymotion.com, metacafe.com and more.

BOLT Usage in India:
Well over 100,000 different web pages have been visited by BOLT browser users in India, resulting in over 5 million web pages served in just the last fourteen weeks. The top five domains visited most by BOLT browser users in India include:
 

  1. orkut.com
  2. google.com
  3. youtube.com
  4. yahoo.com
  5. gmail.com

The top 5 Indian-based domains visited by BOLT browser users in India are:

  1. rediff.com
  2. manoramaonline.com
  3. masalatalk.com
  4. exbii.com
  5. santabanta.com

Nearly 300 different models of mobile phones are currently used by BOLT users in India. Unlike in North America where BOLT has become very popular among the users of smartphones such as BlackBerry smartphones from RIM, India’s BOLT users are using feature phones in far greater numbers. The ten most popular phones used in India are:
 

  1. Nokia N73
  2. Sony Ericsson W200
  3. Nokia N70
  4. Nokia 3110C
  5. Nokia 6233
  6. Nokia 6300
  7. Nokia N95
  8. Sony Ericsson K530
  9. Motorola MOTOROKR E6
  10. Nokia N72

To download BOLT for free visit: http://boltbrowser.com

Reachout's News Bureau
 May' 2009
 


 

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