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  • Skyfire for BlackBerry Alpha gets exhaustively leaked

    Skyfire for BlackBerry Alpha gets exhaustively leaked

    We’re big fans of the Skyfire browser around these parts, largely due to its ability to chew up and spit out Flash video on Windows Mobile and Symbian handsets. When we heard that Skyfire was coming to BlackBerry a few months ago, we got all kinds of giddy. With this latest leak, we’re even more excited. Read More

  • Skyfire bumped up to 0.9, learns to be social

    Skyfire bumped up to 0.9, learns to be social

    Skyfire, a mobile browser for Windows Mobile and S60 which quickly became a favorite around these parts for its abilities to playback Flash video and a number of other rich media formats, has just gotten the update treatment. While it brings the obligatory bug fixes and optimizations that any pre-1.0 release should, the biggest new feature is what they’re calling the “real-time… Read More

  • Apple dismounts from high horse, approves 3rd Party Browsers

    Apple dismounts from high horse, approves 3rd Party Browsers

    Whoa! Has Apple just changed its mind on one of the lamest policies plaguing its App Store? In the weeks after the App Store submission process went live, a number of developers got a big smack in the face from Cupertino. After spending hundreds of hours developing their wares, they were turned away for offering features too similar to Apple’s own offerings, or “duplicate… Read More

  • Skyfire browser now open to Canadians

    Skyfire browser now open to Canadians

    A quick recap for those who haven’t been following the mobile browser scene for a while: Skyfire, currently available for Windows Mobile 5/6 and S60, is the only mobile browser supporting full Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, Quicktime, and other processor intensive multimedia formats. It pulls this off where others fail through a bit of proxy voodoo; rather than forcing your handset to… Read More

  • Skyfire mobile browser now open to everybody

    Skyfire mobile browser now open to everybody

    After months of private beta, Skyfire, a free mobile browser lauded for offering support for Flash, AJAX, and other goodies generally reserved for PC browsers, has opened its doors to the public. Just in time for the resulting stampede of new users, they’ve also introduced a fresh release of the browser for Windows Mobile complete with a handful of new features. (Update: Though they’ve… Read More

  • Still trying to get into the Skyfire Beta? Heres the way.

    Still trying to get into the Skyfire Beta? Heres the way.

    Even with Skyfire opening the floodgates for about a week back in August and sites around the tubes having given away bags and bags of beta keys, I’m still getting e-mails asking if there are any quick and easy ways to sneak into the beta for this remarkably cool browser. Though we’re not sure how long it’ll work, we’ve got a way. At a mid-CTIA press event, Skyfire was… Read More

  • Despite NBC's Lameness, You Can Get Full Olympics Video On Your Phone.  Skyfire Does Silverlight

    Despite NBC's Lameness, You Can Get Full Olympics Video On Your Phone. Skyfire Does Silverlight

    NBC is lame. I’m sorry. They are making it really hard to watch videos of the Olympics anywhere but on their site. That would be fine with me, but as a user with an older Mac, I’m shut out. Their video only works on Windows machines and Intel-powered Macs that support Silverlight 2.0. Yes, I am bitter. And yes, I need to upgrade my computer. (Admitted lameness on my part). But… Read More

  • Skyfire Brings Full Browser Experience To Nokia S60 Phones (200 Private Beta Invites)

    Skyfire Brings Full Browser Experience To Nokia S60 Phones (200 Private Beta Invites)

    Throw out that WAP browser on your cell phone. We are quickly approaching a point where a full browser experience is available on our mobile devices. And it is not just the iPhone. A startup called Skyfire is in some respect even further along than Apple in bringing the entire Web to your phone. Its mobile browser lets you slide Web pages around and zoom in like with the mobile version of Safari. Read More

  • Can the Skyfire mobile browser shake things up a bit?

    I’ve been keeping my eye on this Skyfire news since I read Rafe Needleman’s post about it this morning and most people seem to be pretty excited about the service. According to the company’s website, “Skyfire is a free, downloadable mobile web browser that makes browsing on your phone exactly like browsing on your PC.” How is this possible? Through the magic of proxy… Read More