Bitstream announced at the 3GSM World Congress that the beta release of ThunderHawk SmartPhone Edition for smartphones is now available. ThunderHawk is Bitstream's breakthrough mobile browsing technology that lets anyone with an Internet or wireless connection browse the Web anytime, anywhere. ThunderHawk SmartPhone Edition enables wireless carriers and operators to supplement voice with up-to-date, real-time data services in a format that users are familiar with.
ThunderHawk SmartPhone Edition preserves actual Web page layout, making it easy to find information on the page. In addition, ThunderHawk enables you to read a column of text without forcing you to scroll left and right as you read each line. Split screen mode lets you easily skim information and quickly find your orientation on a Web page. The upper half of the split screen shows the entire page, while the lower half displays the selected area at full size. Full screen mode displays a section of the page at full size.
With its support for open HTML standards, including CSS and DHTML, and security protocols, such as SSL and 128-bit encryption, ThunderHawk enables wireless carriers to provide complete Web browsing to their customers.
"Our SmartPhone Edition provides a solution that's not available anywhere else. We don't reflow a Web page into a tall, one-dimensional structure. We present actual Web pages, so that customers can find information fast and read it fast," explained Anna Chagnon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bitstream. "Wireless carriers now have a solution to differentiate themselves from other operators who deliver only a limited number of specialized, streamlined Web pages or applications. Our SmartPhone Edition lets customers gain immediate access to the information they need in a format they instantly recognize. ThunderHawk gives people on the go the ability to communicate and do their daily business anytime, anywhere -- and automatically. SmartPhone Edition delivers the best user experience available today for browsing Web pages on cell and smart phones."