BitStream's popular BOLT Browser for Android and BlackBerry is being discontinued

BitStream's popular BOLT Browser for Android and BlackBerry is being discontinued
This unfortunate piece of news is probably going to sting BlackBerry users more than anything, especially when it has been an immaculate alternative to the frail BlackBerry web browser from long ago, but BitStream’s popular BOLT browser for Android and BlackBerry has been axed completely – as in, adios for good!

Sadly, this wonderful mobile web browser has been discontinued, which is especially strange considering the news landed very quickly and out of the blue. Simply said, there’s no exact reasoning on why they’re pulling the plug on such a useful web browser, well, it does come after the split of its parent company, but one thing’s certain, it’s going to affect those faithful BlackBerry users that have grown fond of it. Instead, the following statement was given on the BOLT Browser web site:

Yes, it’s a sad day indeed for the once fledgling web browser, but as we’ve seen, the vast mix of competition has pushed away yet another one out the door.

source: BitStream & BOLT via Android Central & CrackBerry



1. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

First. Not sad for me, I never used it.

2. Nickmfnjackson

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

Me neither, stock blackberry browse sucks ballz though so i'm sure bb users will be pretty disappointed

3. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Android didnt need it, but this is a pretty big loss for BB users that arent use an OS7 device, as that's the first BB OS other than the Playbook to actually have a good browser.

4. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

i used bolt on blackberry and android. i won't miss Bolt for android since there are many good browsers in the market. but i will miss Bolt for blackberry... :(

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