Bitstream Debuts ThunderHawk for BREW, Java 2 Mobile Browser Upgrades

Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) announced the release of the ThunderHawk mobile browser for the BREW application development platform, as well as updates to the Java Edition. The company is demonstrating ThunderHawk at CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2007 today through Thursday, at Bitstream booth #434.

ThunderHawk provides a superior desktop-like user experience by handling HTML Websites and real-world browsing activities with speed and ease. Built with Bitstream core mobile technology, ThunderHawk offers the superior ability to fit Website information on both high-end and mass-market handsets. The browser’s client/server technology and highly scalable architecture allows mobile operators to offer a fully branded browsing solution to millions of users worldwide.

The new ThunderHawk BREW Edition and updated Java version build upon the browser’s already robust features and standards support. In addition to patented viewing technology, text magnification, pop-up controls, and mobile or desktop user agent options, the latest ThunderHawk release for BREW and Java offers:

  • Exciting features. AJAX, for popular sites like Google Maps; RSS feeds, including ATOM support; video for player-enabled handsets.
  • Unrivaled speed. Cookies are stored on the server, not the client, further decreasing the time it takes users to get to complex Websites. Users can choose three different compression levels to view images, which can also increase speed.
  • Easier navigation. Improved interface enables users to easily click on and call phone numbers and navigate up and down pages, or to the next hotspot, with ease.

New Languages. ThunderHawk supports Western and Eastern European languages for viewing even more Websites worldwide.

“With the latest client/server updates and support for the BREW application development platform, Bitstream addresses the need for the best browsing experience possible on all handsets in the market,” said Anna Chagnon, President and CEO of Bitstream Inc. “Bitstream continues to evolve with the ever-changing mobile market, offering the latest features and platforms so forward-thinking operators can create the ultimate mobile experience for all subscribers.”

For more information about the clientless or client/server versions of ThunderHawk, e-mail us at, contact Bitstream at 800.522.3668 or 617.497.6222.

About Bitstream
Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) is a pioneer and technology innovator in the embedded system and mobile technology market. It has expanded its core font offerings to include mobile messaging, text composition, and line layout technologies specifically designed to meet the needs of wireless carriers, device manufacturers, embedded system and application developers worldwide.

Bitstream and Font Fusion, are registered trademarks, and the Bitstream logo and ThunderHawk logo are trademarks of Bitstream Inc.