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Widgets coming to the BOLT Mobile Browser

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bolt-browserBitstream Inc today announced that the forthcoming version of its BOLT mobile browser will include the ability to run Web applications, commonly referred to as “widgets.” Since BOLT is a Web browser that works on mobile phones of all types, the addition of Web apps will give BOLT users increased functionality on their mobile phones. The new BOLT Widgets capability will be introduced in beta as part of the forthcoming 1.7 version of BOLT, to be released to the public at Mobile World Congress on February 15, 2010.

Although BOLT already runs website-based applications written in Ajax, Javascript and other Web programming languages, such as the popular Facebook game Mafia Wars and Google Docs, the new Web apps will be installed directly within BOLT and thus will load and execute even faster.BOLT users will be able to discover, select and install specific applications through the BOLT Widget Gallery. BOLT will display a list of all installed apps, allowing users to quickly find and use them directly within BOLT.

At its launch, Bitstream will have an initial set of sample applications available in its Beta Widget Gallery. Bitstream will be showcasing its new version of BOLT to OEMs and Carriers at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 15 to February 18 in booth number 1A70.

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