04-17-09 04:19 PM
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  1. shava9865's Avatar
    While using this browser earlier I was prompted to download a new version. Is this legit...is there a new version of Bolt? Is it another beta?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-01-09 09:03 PM
  2. jaseneb's Avatar
    Its legit. The new version is .94. It is still beta but they improved a bunch of things. Major fix is the trackball scrolling is much better. Definitly worth the upgrade.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-01-09 09:11 PM
  3. shava9865's Avatar
    Its legit. The new version is .94. It is still beta but they improved a bunch of things. Major fix is the trackball scrolling is much better. Definitly worth the upgrade.

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    Thanks...I'm going to try it now

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-01-09 09:56 PM
  4. shava9865's Avatar
    This is an awesome update...fully loading the Crackberry page (non-mobile) took less than 30 seconds...now that is blazing fast!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-01-09 10:09 PM
  5. jaseneb's Avatar
    This is an awesome update...fully loading the Crackberry page (non-mobile) took less than 30 seconds...now that is blazing fast!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I agree. Its a great update. The bb browser can't compete with the speed of bolt.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-01-09 10:20 PM
  6. mfancher's Avatar
    Is the Bolt browser really worth the download? Aside from speed, has anyone REALLY found it to be more useful than the bb browser?

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    04-02-09 01:23 AM
  7. The Nali's Avatar
    Is the Bolt browser really worth the download? Aside from speed, has anyone REALLY found it to be more useful than the bb browser?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    DEFINITELY! It's an amazing browser. Once you use it, you'll see. And now that the scrolling speed is fixed, it's even better. I don't know about others, but my school's website wouldn't let me log in on the default browser, but on Bolt, it would just fine. This was a selling point for me. Along with the speed of course!
    04-02-09 04:35 AM
  8. Icephyre's Avatar
    I think I like it more than OperaMini now.
    04-02-09 06:48 AM
  9. dlomneck's Avatar
    I just wish it would browse to http servers that use a non-standard port. That would be what makes me choose it over the BB browser as I have many webservers setup that use ports other than 80 that I have to specify
    04-02-09 08:20 AM
  10. sag7392's Avatar
    The Bolt is okay, but I don't like how you can't go back to the start page thru the menu or a shortcut key (unless I'm missing something). I also found that you have to close it in order to switch applications...unlike OM, which allows you to do both. It's like the Bolt browser doesn't recognize the way our BB's work with other apps. Other than that, it's a good, fast, and has come a long way since it was first introduced. I'm hoping the developers of Skyfire will eventually look towards BB's.
    04-02-09 08:39 AM
  11. es_bih's Avatar
    The Bolt is okay, but I don't like how you can't go back to the start page thru the menu or a shortcut key (unless I'm missing something). I also found that you have to close it in order to switch applications...unlike OM, which allows you to do both. It's like the Bolt browser doesn't recognize the way our BB's work with other apps. Other than that, it's a good, fast, and has come a long way since it was first introduced. I'm hoping the developers of Skyfire will eventually look towards BB's.
    Just hit the End key - it will take you to the Home Screen, you can't use the Application Switches yet, but like I said as long as you use the end key it will be running in the background - I have been doing that for a while now - it never exited completely for me.
    04-02-09 09:11 AM
  12. YMarkY's Avatar
    Is the Bolt browser really worth the download? Aside from speed, has anyone REALLY found it to be more useful than the bb browser?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    This new beta has greatly improved Bolt. Scrolling and fonts are much better. Personally, I don't find it more useful than the BB browser. Yes, it is faster. However, using wifi the speed difference isn't that great.

    And............ until BOLT supports column view, I won't make the switch.
    04-02-09 09:27 AM
  13. BooYaa9050's Avatar
    Does anyone know how Bolt handles sites like YouTube or similar?
    04-02-09 09:29 AM
  14. lmi1285's Avatar
    i personally love it...much quicker than bb browser and now its actually functional considering the improved scrolling
    04-02-09 09:29 AM
  15. sag7392's Avatar
    Just hit the End key - it will take you to the Home Screen, you can't use the Application Switches yet, but like I said as long as you use the end key it will be running in the background - I have been doing that for a while now - it never exited completely for me.
    Yeah that works, but I still wish you could go to the browser's home start page without having to go backwards.
    04-02-09 09:45 AM
  16. BellaLuna's Avatar
    .94 is the best Bolt yet. It's starting to change my mind about it.
    04-02-09 10:24 AM
  17. ssqaindia's Avatar
    Hi,

    When you are on some page and wish to go back to homepage, Please do any of the below step:

    1. Back to homepage with favorite tab open, press key '0' (Zero). (Alt key combination is not required)
    2. Back to homepage with History tab open, press key '*' (Asterisk). (Alt key combination is not required)
    2. Back to homepage with Feeds tab open, press key '#' (Hash). (Alt key combination is not required)

    For more keypad shortcuts, please read help file

    Let me know if you have any other query
    Last edited by ssqaindia; 04-09-09 at 02:13 AM.
    04-09-09 02:08 AM
  18. ssqaindia's Avatar
    The Bolt is okay, but I don't like how you can't go back to the start page thru the menu or a shortcut key (unless I'm missing something). I also found that you have to close it in order to switch applications...unlike OM, which allows you to do both. It's like the Bolt browser doesn't recognize the way our BB's work with other apps. Other than that, it's a good, fast, and has come a long way since it was first introduced. I'm hoping the developers of Skyfire will eventually look towards BB's.
    Hi,

    When you are on some page and wish to go back to homepage, Please do any of the below step:

    1. Back to homepage with favorite tab open, press key '0' (Zero). (Alt key combination is not required)
    2. Back to homepage with History tab open, press key '*' (Asterisk). (Alt key combination is not required)
    2. Back to homepage with Feeds tab open, press key '#' (Hash). (Alt key combination is not required)

    For more keypad shortcuts, please read help file

    Let me know if you have any other query
    Last edited by ssqaindia; 04-09-09 at 02:12 AM.
    04-09-09 02:09 AM
  19. Pete6's Avatar
    Bolt is a server based product that does a lot of its work on a big server back at Bolt HQ. It uses the BlackBerry simply as a display device.

    Bolt is made by Bitstream who are one of the more respected names in the PC indutry. I like what the browser does but they have gort a long way to go before it will replace the Blackberry browser on my 8900.

    I do not like the lack of navigation and the poor way that it handles YouTube (I treied it a number of times and it failed).

    It is quite a bit better than OperaMini, imo.

    If Bolt can find a way to render Flash on their servers and then stream somehow to the BlackBerry, they will have a winner here. However ths is no easy task.
    04-09-09 02:30 AM
  20. CuRvEyCuRvE8900's Avatar
    Where can I download Bolt from using the bb browser?
    04-09-09 11:41 AM
  21. sexylady36's Avatar
    How do you download the bolt browser to your phone. I have a curve 8330

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-14-09 12:44 AM
  22. Insurgent's Avatar
    Bolt is a server based product that does a lot of its work on a big server back at Bolt HQ. It uses the BlackBerry simply as a display device.

    Bolt is made by Bitstream who are one of the more respected names in the PC indutry. I like what the browser does but they have gort a long way to go before it will replace the Blackberry browser on my 8900.

    I do not like the lack of navigation and the poor way that it handles YouTube (I treied it a number of times and it failed).

    It is quite a bit better than OperaMini, imo.

    If Bolt can find a way to render Flash on their servers and then stream somehow to the BlackBerry, they will have a winner here. However ths is no easy task.
    Co-signed.

    A big let down is the way it handles the cursor, it makes you feel like you are using a D-pad.
    04-14-09 11:23 AM
  23. kev.berry's Avatar
    I use Bolt and I love it. New update fixed the scrolling issue as well.

    Only complaint is the back button. We have to wait for it to load everytime we load it completely.
    04-14-09 02:27 PM
  24. soFRESH Jay's Avatar
    Has anyone tried running the new Bolt Browser on their 8900 running 5.0.0.90?

    For some reason it wouldn't allow me to download any of the signed versions, but allowed me to download the unsigned version. Then when I installed it and ran it, It says Error: Internet not available. Check network services.

    I have a Wi-Fi connection in my house so idk why it would say that.


    Any suggestions?
    04-14-09 04:45 PM
  25. CuRvEyCuRvE8900's Avatar
    I have ver 0.94 and its amazing dealing with large websites.

    I do have one issure though, sometimes the curser only moves left/right but not up/down on the page but when I open the menu it goes up/down fine so it aint a trackball problem.

    anybody else get this?
    Last edited by CuRvEyCuRvE8900; 04-14-09 at 05:40 PM. Reason: sp*
    04-14-09 05:33 PM
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