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Bitstream Adds Full Java Support to ThunderHawk 2.1 Pocket PC Edition

Bitstream Inc. announced today the addition of full Java support to ThunderHawk 2.1 Pocket PC Edition, the company’s award-winning technology that provides enterprise clients and end users with a familiar, secure desktop browsing experience on mobile devices.

New users can test the software by downloading the 30-day free trial, and current ThunderHawk subscribers can download the ThunderHawk 2.1 update.

While most mobile browsers provide limited Java support, ThunderHawk is the only wireless Web browser that displays full HTML pages while offering desktop-level Java 1.5.0 capabilities. Subscribers can run powerful Java applets on a Pocket PC using ThunderHawk, and the applets will behave on the mobile device just as they do on the desktop. ThunderHawk 2.1 allows enterprise clients and end users to: — Read dynamic news feeds, track weather patterns, and view stock quotes and sports scores in real time. — Access the corporate database to view contacts and update information on the go. — Make financial calculations or apply for a loan at online banking, real estate, insurance, and retirement planning Web sites. — See how a new vehicle will look in a different color, or test numerous other options that can be previewed over the Web. — … Access more interactive Web site content and applications faster than is possible with other mobile browsers.

“Robust Java support was one of the top requests from both ThunderHawk subscribers and enterprise clients,” said Anna Chagnon, President and Chief Executive Officer at Bitstream. “ThunderHawk subscribers already expect seamless navigation, great speed and the ability to find and read information quickly when browsing with ThunderHawk, and now they can also take advantage of the interactive functionality that only full Java support provides.”

For organizations interested in hosting ThunderHawk to run secure corporate applications, Bitstream offers ThunderHawk 2.1 Enterprise Edition, which includes a fully-configured appliance and software 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.

For more information about ThunderHawk 2.1 Pocket PC Edition or Enterprise Edition, email the ThunderHawk team at [email protected]

About ThunderHawk

ThunderHawk(TM), a breakthrough wireless Web browser from Bitstream(R), 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.

For more information, e-mail us at [email protected], contact Bitstream at 800.522.3668 or 617.497.6222, or visit us on the Web HERE.

About Bitstream

Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) is a software development company that makes communications compelling. Bitstream 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.

You can visit Bitstream on the Web here.

Bitstream is a registered trademark and the Bitstream logo and ThunderHawk are trademarks of Bitstream Inc. Other technologies and brand names are used for information only and remain trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Kate DeVagno, 617-520-8669
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