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Skyfire Ending Support for Windows Mobile and Symbian

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Nov 17, 2010, 8:25 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e
updated Nov 17, 2010, 8:49 AM

Skyfire announced recently that it plans to end support for devices running Windows Mobile 6.x and earlier as well as Symbian by the end of the year. The company is transitioning from what it calls its Skyfire 1.0 systems to a new hybrid cloud-based "booster engine" in its Skyfire 2.0 architecture. It will be shutting down the server farms used now to compress web sites and serve them to Windows Mobile and Symbian devices on December 31, 2010. Skyfire said that it is weighing which platforms to support movie forward, and notes that Nokia's MeeGo, RIM's BlackBerry 6, and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform are all on the table for discussion. Skyfire will continue to support iOS and Android.

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Nov 19, 2010, 5:12 PM

So what

there are others.
Raider Duck

Nov 17, 2010, 10:21 AM

Botched Transition

As the owner of a Windows Mobile 6.1 phone (Pantech Matrix Pro), I loved using Skyfire when I first got the phone, because it was so much better than Opera Mini 4.x Java or Pocket IE. Since Opera Mini (native WinMo) 5.1 came out, I've used Skyfire much less, so this isn't that much of a loss.

HOWEVER: Skyfire's handling of this transition has been horrible.

First, despite what the report says, the WinMo server farms were turned offf almost two weeks ago, with no announcement until several days ago.

Second, Skyfire's response on their own forums has taken a haughty tone of "You didn't REALLY think we were going to support your PATHETIC OLD PHONE forever, DID YOU?"

I completely get why Skyfire did what they did. Their startu...
As soon as Evil Apple approved them, they rejected Windows Mobile users. No Windows Mobi users can access Skyfire so that report is so fake.

Nov 17, 2010, 4:35 PM

Bump You Skyfire (u know what I mean)

👿 Skyfire team is nothing but a bunch of sell outs (***). Now that they have Evil Apple behind them, they want to kick Windows Mobile to the curb. Well as a WinMobi 6.5 user, Im saying to Skyfire ****** You. My Samsung Epix WinMobi 6.5 support Flashlight 3.1. When it doesnt play my videos, I stream them through Opera Mini. Evil Apple is just using them as caged rats to get to Adobe 😈

Nov 17, 2010, 10:11 AM

Window Mobile 6.x ??

Ahhh yes. Windows Mobile 6 and 6.5
you will be missed.....
missed like being sick and having pudding a$$.

Windows Phone 7 is going to really give Android and Apple a run for their money.

I used a Samsung Focus for about 2 hours and I loved it.
I've had a Blackberry, have a Droid 1
looking forward to Windows Phone 7 on Verizon in Q1 2011 as my next phone.

And oh yeah, FIRST POST !!! Wooo hoo..
(couldnt resist)
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