Global mobile communications software and technology giants Bitstream see the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa as a perfect platform to expand its influence in Africa and beyond.
Nigeria is currently Africa’s biggest user of Bitstream’s flagship product – BOLT mobile browser – and once the football extravaganza hits the continent in June and July, the impact should be felt far and wide, says award-winning Anna Chagnon, CEO of Bitstream, in an interview with Smartphone.Biz-News.com
Bitstream is launching its new BOLT mobile browser today with the claim that it is the fastest on the market.
Sampo Kaasila, VP of R&D at Bitstream told smartphone.biz-news, that the new browser was "25-50 per cent faster" than competitor Opera.
Speaking at Showstoppers on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona he said this was backed up by tests carried out in India.
A beta version of Mozilla’s mobile Firefox web browser – codenamed Fennec – could be launched on the HTC Touch Pro as early as next week.
The move is part of Moxilla’s announced intention to move onto Windows Mobile and Symbian platforms.
The final release of the Opera Mini 4.2 browser is now available – and it works on Google’s Android phone.
Opera Mini 4.2 is the first browser alternative for the Android platform, which comes preloaded with Chrome light.
Already known for its fast internet access, Opera claims this has increased in speed by more than 30 per cent for users in the US since the previous beta version launched.