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    Bolt 1.5 is official and out of BETA



    Thanks to the contribution of over two million beta testers, BOLT has gotten rid of their beta tag and proudly presents today's official release of BOLT 1.5

    Most of the upgrades are considered "under the hood". BOLT 1.5 is the most reliable and fastest browser out on the market.

    New Features:
    * Server upgrades (make v1.5 more than 15% faster than Beta3)
    * Cache support that enables directly browsing back to a previously visited page
    * Download manager that downloads files directly within BOLT on JSR 75 capable devices
    * Dedicated search bar, enabling search on popular search engines directly from BOLT
    * Enhanced column width control that auto-aligns the text to columns for ease of reading
    * Enhanced video support that includes inline media playing capability even on low-end devices
    * Enhanced copy-paste support for BlackBerry devices
    * Support for streaming videos of any length
    * Volume UP/DOWN controls in the inline media player
    * Ability to rearrange the subscribed feeds using the 'grab' feature
    * Access to History links from the URL window with inline editing OFF
    * One click access on Home Page that ensures the cursor jumps to the desired widget


    Their site will be updated shortly to download the official 1.5

    OTA LINK!! Bolt Browser OTA LINK!!
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    Their web site still says beta...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    Their web site still says beta...
    yes it does, but it is an email that I had just received seconds ago, there is a disclaimer for this at the bottom of the page.
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    I also got the email about the 1.5 update, but when I launched Bolt I didn't get prompted to upgrade like the email stated.

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    I will be interested to find out if this official release is any better than the versions I have used in the past. I found Bolt to be about as slow as skyfire and not very friendly navigation

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetruth View Post
    I also got the email about the 1.5 update, but when I launched Bolt I didn't get prompted to upgrade like the email stated.
    Same here server probably hasn't been upgraded yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    I will be interested to find out if this official release is any better than the versions I have used in the past. I found Bolt to be about as slow as skyfire and not very friendly navigation
    Version 1.4 was pretty slow, not as bad as skyfire but still pretty darn annoying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    I will be interested to find out if this official release is any better than the versions I have used in the past. I found Bolt to be about as slow as skyfire and not very friendly navigation
    I found Bolt to be worse than Skyfire. Maybe it was just cause I have an older device. But none the less I didn't like it.

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    Wirelessly posted

    Sorry for the off topic but is skyfire out?
    My bolt did not prompt for upgrade either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antoniof3 View Post
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    Sorry for the off topic but is skyfire out?
    My bolt did not prompt for upgrade either.
    No, skyfire is still in beta

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    Wirelessly posted

    Thanks JL. Is there a way to get the beta version or is it just really locked down to the beta testers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antoniof3 View Post
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    Thanks JL. Is there a way to get the beta version or is it just really locked down to the beta testers?
    At this point it is locked down like fort knox. But having used it, it truly is on the verge of pathetic. You really are not missing anything.

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    didn't like that much

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    Tried it and deleted it like 10 minutes later. Back to opera.
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    I just received a message from their support team stating the website has been updated (have not noticed) and the server is up and running. So we will see when the true bolt v1.5 is up and ready. You can check out there release at BOLT Browser Forums - Powered by vBulletin
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    Is the download page supposed to be updated too? I see a couple images on the main home page changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    Is the download page supposed to be updated too? I see a couple images on the main home page changed.
    The letter did not message anything about the download page. You are suppose to upgrade wirlessly when you open bolt. I just tried and there was no upgrade as of yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
    Tried it and deleted it like 10 minutes later. Back to opera.
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    What version of Opera r u using? I tried the new v5 Beta w/ .238h and it wouldn't work for me, deleted it. Tried Bolt 1.5, seems to b glitchy for me, don't know if it's cause bolt not playing nice with .238h.
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