HTC Introduces the Bolt, a Confusing Sprint Exclusive Mixed Bag of Old and New

HTC has a new phone out today on Sprint (yes, it’s an exclusive) called Bolt. It has leaked a bunch, so if you follow the smartphone world, it probably won’t be all that new. If you don’t, well, let’s talk about what the HTC Bolt is.

HTC is calling it “Sprint’s fastest smartphone ever,” likely because it connects to Sprint’s LTE Plus network. It also features a 5.5-inch Quad HD Super LCD 3 display, 16MP rear camera (f/2.0, OIS), 8MP front camera, 32GB storage (with microSD slot), 3GB RAM, fingerprint reader, HTC BoomSound audio, USB Type-C port, 3200mAh battery (with Quick Charge 2.0), and last year’s Snapdragon 810 processor from Qualcomm wrapped in a metal body that is rated IP57 for dust and water resistance. It also runs Android 7.0 Nougat with HTC’s Sense on top.  (more…)

BOLT Browser Goes Live In The Android Market

This morning Bitstream powered on the public version of their BOLT Browser, which was previously in a closed beta. Bolt has a laundry list of features, however the browser claims to be 25 to 50 percent faster than its competitors.

After downloading Bolt, I noticed that it needed some time to warm up. While at first it was noticeably slower than other browsers, it did speed up. The interface is at the same time both slick and clean, a UI that in my opinion could appeal to the masses. Like the other browsers out there, Bolt has tabbed pages, Flash support, copy/paste, pinch-to-zoom, the usual. The browser also supports Facebook apps such as Mafia Wars and Farmville, and has the ability to save web pages for offline use.

Anyone who is bored of their current browser should check out Bolt in the Android Market. The app is free so you have nothing to lose. (more…)