New Orleans, LA — Bitstream Inc. announced today the release of ThunderHawk 2.0 Smartphone Edition, the company’s award-winning technology that provides end users and enterprise clients with a familiar, yet secure, desktop browsing experience on Windows Mobile devices.
New users are able to test the software by downloading the 30-day free trial, while current ThunderHawk subscribers can download ThunderHawk 2.0. In conjunction with the version release, a free companion subscription offer is available to current ThunderHawk subscribers who own both a Smartphone and a Pocket PC, and want one subscription for both devices.
With ThunderHawk, browsing the Web on a Smartphone is similar to browsing on the desktop because ThunderHawk includes functionality that enhances the user experience in ways that other browsers do not:
- Effortless scrolling. Fast, fluid Web page navigation.
- Increased speed. Download ThunderHawk directly to your Smartphone for the fastest Mobile Web page speeds available.
- Multiple viewing options. “Full screen” and “split screen” viewing options make information easy to find, and easy to read.
- The ability to read information on-the-fly. ThunderHawk’s compact transport format and progressive rendering creates a fast, positive user experience.
- Seamless connectivity. With ThunderHawk 2.0, a dropped connection is re-established immediately, along with any data you previously entered.
- Proxy authentication support. For corporations and other organizations utilizing a private base station, ThunderHawk 2.0 provides proxy authentication support.
“ThunderHawk development goals are aggressive this year, starting with this latest Smartphone version release,” said Anna Chagnon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bitstream. “While some browsers reformat the Web page for quick reading, users still have to scroll through several pages before finding the information they need. ThunderHawk promotes effortless navigation on mobile devices because HTML Web pages look similar to how they would appear on desktop browsers. ThunderHawk 2.0 Smartphone users will notice seamless navigation, increased speed and the ability to easily find information and read Web pages quickly.”
In addition to the security and flexibility benefits for corporations, ThunderHawk 2.0 Enterprise Server Edition for Smartphones includes a new, fully-configured appliance, where Bitstream provides both the software and the hardware for purchase. The advantage of this turnkey appliance is that the server software comes preconfigured so there is less of a burden on the enterprise IT department during the installation process.
ThunderHawk, a breakthrough wireless Web browser from Bitstream, provides carriers, device manufacturers, application developers and corporate IT departments with a familiar, secure desktop browsing experience on mobile devices. Developed with a high degree of HTML open standards compliance, ThunderHawk enables Pocket PC and Smartphone users to read Web-based e-mail, check flight and travel information, go shopping online, and access the latest information for crucial decisions in the field. ThunderHawk displays sharp text and clear graphics on full HTML Web pages, eliminating excessive scrolling and slow transmission speeds that plague other mobile browsers, so information is always easy to find and read on small screen devices.
Bitstream Inc. enables customers worldwide to render high-quality text, browse the Web on wireless devices, select from the largest collection of fonts online, and customize documents over the Internet. Its core competencies include font technology, browsing technology, e-commerce technology, and publishing technology. For more information, visit Bitstream at www.bitstream.com.