BOLT User Experience
BOLT is the only major WebKit based cloud computing
mobile browser. It is compatible with virtually any handset with J2ME or
BREW/BMP support. In non-geek speak, this means “it works on lots of
phones, even basic ones.” At last count, BOLT runs well on 75% of the
world’s 4 billion+ mobile phones.
BOLT’s WebKit architecture offers the most accurate page rendering
of any J2ME mobile browser coupled with best-of-breed page load speeds.
BOLT compresses over-the-air data by as much as a factor
of 24:1, a ratio that is more than two times better than the next-best
competitor. This compression technology speeds up page load times and
decreases data cost.
BOLT features a magnification technology that smoothly
scales both text and images. BOLT supports 6 magnification levels:
Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge, and 3XLarge.
BOLT includes a host of keypad shortcuts, enabling users to zoom
in or out of webpages or to quickly carry out common functions such as
BOLT’S patented split-screen mode features a
rectangular magnifier floating over a zoomed out minimap of the entire
web page on the top 2/3 of the screen and a real-time magnified view of
the content under the magnifier on the bottom 1/3 of the screen. The
magnifier floating over the minimap enables users to quickly find
information and navigate websites with ease.
- Mouse-Like Pointer Navigation
BOLT features navigation with a pointer similar to
navigation with a mouse on a PC. The pointer changes to an active
pointer (hand-icon) when it moves over a clickable item.
- Portrait and Landscape Viewing
BOLT supports both portrait and landscape screen
display modes, without reloading the web page, on devices that support
this feature. All browser features are available in either display
mode. This feature is particularly useful on accelerometer powered
devices such as the BlackBerry Storm.
BOLT’s consumer-facing version has been localized in English,
Russian and Spanish, enabling more users to enjoy BOLT in their native
language. It can be easily localized in more languages upon request.
- Desktop and Mobile Viewing
BOLT supports both desktop (PC-style) browsing as well
as mobile/WAP browsing modes. In BOLT’s default desktop mode, full
pages are rendered on the server exactly as they are on a PC, and are
compressed before being sent to a user’s mobile phone. BOLT’s
proprietary dynamic content adaptation automatically reflows text
columns to the width of any screen.
The BOLT homepage organizes favorites, history and feeds into 3 convenient tabs.
Proprietary Bitstream mobile fonts and font rendering
technologies improve readability, speed content delivery, and enable
BOLT to fit more information into smaller screens.