BOLT Browser version 1.6 was released today, and it comes with the ability to be set as the default BlackBerry browser. BOLT has some great advantages over the stock browser, including its fast speed, full page rendering, ability to stream videos, upload large files and more. Now that BOLT can be set as the default browser, it is really stepping up the game and it sure to become the favorite for a lot of users.

This newest release of BOLT includes a number of important design enhancements, as well as incremental improvements driven by BOLT's users. For all mobile data networks that support it, BOLT 1.6 now offers full socket-based connectivity which can increase the page rendering speed of BOLT by as much as 15 percent. BOLT 1.6 also includes a new password manager, allowing usernames and passwords to be saved by the browser for easier and faster logins to users' favorite websites and online applications.

Responding to a frequent request from BOLT's BlackBerry smartphone users, BOLT 1.6 can now be set as the default browser on their smartphones. A version of BOLT created specifically for BlackBerry smartphones not only has all the features of BOLT, but also includes default BlackBerry shortcuts and optimizations.

BOLT is available in both a full and slimmed down lite version (for entr-level devices). The browser is totally free and is available for download from