The folks behind the Bolt web browser for BlackBerry have released Bolt 2.0 today. The update adds a number of new features, the most noticeable of which is support for multiple browser tabs, letting you easily open multiple web pages and flip between them.

Bolt 2.0 is based on WebKit, which is the same rendering engine used by the default web browsers for the iPhone and Google Android. But like Opera Mini, Bolt 2.0 users server-side compression which should speed up page load speeds.

The browser also boasts support for web applications such as Google Docs written in Ajax and Javascript. And you should b able to stream videos from YouTube, CNN, ESPN, and other sites.

Bolt 2.0 Beta is available as a free download.

via Just Another Mobile Monday and CrackBerry

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