Bitstream Discontinuing Free BOLT Mobile Browsing

This came up as a shock for me and maybe a shocking situation for all the users of Bolt Browser. Bitstream, the developer of BOLT Browser is discontinuing the free Browsing. So, the service might take the shape of a Pay as You Go or as a fixed paid subscription in the future.

The warning about the service being discontinued currently only appeared during browsing via. Bolt Browser and there’s no note of any such change on the website of Bolt as well as Bitstream. Here’s what appeared on the screen during browsing:

Dear BOLT user, the free BOLT mobile browsing service will be discontinued starting Dec-14,2011. Unfortunately, the economic circumstances prevent us from running a free service going forward. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your loyalty and support.

Looking for updated info from Bitstream for why they are shutting down thi amazing service. There would be some alternate solution instead of simply shutting down the free service. Hoping that the paid service will be cheap because Bolt is really necessary for me.

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4 Responses to Bitstream Discontinuing Free BOLT Mobile Browsing

  1. manu April 22, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    BOLT helped me in many situation's, it has many features than the popular browsers like opera and uc browser, it quite a shock to hear that they are discontinuing the service, its sure no other browsers will arise in the place of BOLT for java mobiles, because this is the time of smart phone , and no developers will care for a software for java j2me phones,, soo I MISS BOLT VERY MUCH

    • Admin April 25, 2012 at 12:58 am #

      Agree!! It was the best browser available for Java based phones. Missing it too 🙁

  2. manu May 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    In the past there has been another browser TEASHARK which render full pc like web experirnce, is it available now

    • Admin May 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

      No, TeaShark is also dead. Its development was stopped in around 2008. Old versions are available at some sites, but they don't work :'(
      Seems like Noone is willing to create a desktop like experience on java mobile phones.

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