The folks at Bistream have released an updated version of their Bolt web browser for Google Android. Bolt 2.1 for BlackBerry is a WebKit-based browser, which means it should be able to handle most web sites that play well with the iPhone and Google Android handsets.

Version 2.1 also adds supports HTLM5 video playback and sports Facebook integration letting you to chat with your Facebook contacs and paste links to your Facebook account.

Like the Opera Mini and Skyfire web browsers, Bolt also uses server-side compression, which means that some content not normally available on mobile phones without a plugin should work — including some sites with Adobe Flash content.

Bolt 2.1 is available as a free download. Existing Bolt users should get an update notification soon.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...