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Skyfire Launches New Mobile Browser

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Jan 28, 2008, 7:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Skyfire announced its new mobile web browser for smartphones. Skyfire differs itself from existing mobile browsers by providing a full desktop-like experience on a smartphone. It can interact with any web site using any web technology, and it fully supports Flash, Ajax, Java and other web technologies. Similar to Palm's Blazer browser, it uses a proxy to format web pages, but it works far faster and renders full web pages as they appear on the desktop. Skyfire is releasing a free beta version of the browser for Windows Mobile devices, and will make a version for Symbian and other platforms available in the coming months.

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Foneteck

Feb 6, 2008, 2:34 PM

I signed up for this weeks ago.

I signed up for this new browswer weeks ago, have not heard one word from the company and by the way the site was worded, sounded like they were ready to release the Windows Mobile platform ASAP. Now I'm wondering if it's all a big hoax just to get our cell phone numbers.
They finally release the program yesterday, all of us that had signed up for it were supposed to get a message and link to the download. I didn't get one. Now what?
Syph3r

Jan 28, 2008, 9:36 AM

I want it NOW!

You have to sign up and they will notify you when it comes available.

Can't Wait though it looks sweet! YouTube with out having crappy media players.
I want it too, but you need Windows Mobile 5 or 6, and I am running 2003SE on my Samsung i730. Oh well, IE works pretty good with Flash Player 2.1
I got to see a demo of it last week. It really is very fast. I've never seen a mobile browser load Phone Scoop so quickly.

I also got to see the way the Flash support works. They surfed to a kids site that had tons of animation. All of it worked f...
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davebach

Jan 29, 2008, 7:26 AM

Skyfire and Orb

I want to thank Skyfire for taking so long to come out with this mobile browser solution. I know they've been in development since 2006. For back in 2007 when I was looking for a way to play YouTube videos on my HTC Touch running Sprint EVDO service I stumbled upon Orb. Now I'm a pretty tech savvy guy and how I missed knowing about Orb for the past few years mystifies me. But if I had found Skyfire available back in 2007 I just might still not know about Orb and how awesome it is.

Today I run Orb on my HTC Touch and my LG Muziq. I'm also slinging my Slingbox Pro to my HTC Touch. If any of you know of any other cool media apps I might be interested in I'd sure like to hear from you.
davebach

Jan 29, 2008, 7:13 AM

Skyfire and Opera Mobile

When I first heard the news about the upcoming launch of Skyfire I did like many of you, signed up for the beta. But now a day later I sit here like a kid waiting for Christmas wondering just how long do I have to wait. So I revisited their website to verify that nothing had changed and then jumped over here to discuss.

I am currently running the HTC Touch on Sprint EVDO service which doesn't have a hardware based qwerty keyboard. I thought I had read somewhere that the hardware based qwerty keyboard would be an initial requirement of the Skyfire browser. But just to be safe I still signed up for the beta.

I've also spun over to the Opera website to see if in response to Skyfire they've started giving away their Opera Mobile (not Opera...
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Hooyah

Jan 28, 2008, 1:40 PM

Flash Videos

I watched their demo on their site regarding YouTube. SkyFire DID play the video just like a desktop would, however, I'm curious if one could "Zoom In" on the video I. e. make it full screen. Seeing a video being played on a quarter part of a 2.8" screen leaves something to be desired.

Anyway, I've signed up for it. We'll see what happens.

Hooyah
Yes, you can zoom all over the page, just like the Safari or S60 browsers. That includes zooming in and out.
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Wireless Buddy

Jan 28, 2008, 9:30 AM

Nice name

Skyfire? Yeah, that doesn't sound ANYTHING like any other browser such as Firefox. Rolling Eyes
 
 
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