Bolt

Bolt 2.5

Lightning fast mobile web browser

Bolt is a fast mobile web browser, crammed with features that give you more of a desktop-feeling web browsing experience. View full description

PROS

  • Fast
  • Customizable favorites page
  • Supports FLV Flash video and HTML5
  • Install web app widgets
  • RSS reader

CONS

  • Lacks zoom controls
  • Doesn't offer full Flash support

Excellent
9

Bolt is a fast mobile web browser, crammed with features that give you more of a desktop-feeling web browsing experience.

The Bolt browser supports many of the latest web technologies, including FLV Flash video and HTML5. This means you can use it to watch YouTube clips on your phone, as well as access streaming video on sites such as MySpace, MTV and MetaCafe.

In our tests, we found Bolt to be significantly faster than the default BlackBerry and S60 browsers, and almost as quick as Opera Mini. Unlike Opera Mini though, Bolt doesn't tinker around with the content, and displays pages as they were intended to be viewed on a desktop browser.

Bolt has many helpful features, including tabbed browsing (though you can only have three tabs open at once), a cool, customizable favorites page, and a built-in RSS feed reader. We were also impressed by the Web Apps feature in Bolt, which allows you to install widgets for things like weather, Twitter profiles, dictionaries, etc.

Although Bolt is easy enough to navigate, it lacks the intuitive page zoom controls of Opera Mini. Instead of just tapping to zoom in, you have to root around in the settings menu to adjust the zoom level.

Overall though, Bolt is an excellent mobile web browser. It's fast, reliable and has good support for internet video.

User reviews about Bolt

  • cer2012

    by cer2012

    "Bolt is no longer working!"

    The Bolt Browser was Great, unfortunately they shut down the servers and therefore the browser won't work. Don't both...   More.

  • osmol1

    by osmol1

    "Simply the best, and of course faster and reliable indeed. i just the way i"

    Simply the best, and of course faster and reliable indeed. i just the way it bring the whole page in full..   More.