Skyfire 2.0 For Android Examined

Less than 24 hours after I chided Skyfire for only offering only a limited closed Alpha of Skyfire for Android,  the Skyfire for Android 2.0 Beta was released to all comers. Coincidence, almost certainly but cool nonetheless. As soon as it was announced I grabbed a copy of Skyfire from the Android Market with my T-Mobile MyTouch 3G (HTC Magic).  You should be able to easily find it by searching the Market for “Skyfire”.  If not or you have a … Continue reading

Skyfire 1.5 For Symbian 3rd and 5th Edition Impressions

Wednesday,  Skyfire released the long awaited 1.5 version of the Skyfire browser for Symbian (S60) 3rd and 5th edition phones.  1.5 has been available on Windows Mobile 5.0 – 6.5 for some time.  Download either version by visiting with your mobile browser or PC. The bigest change in this release is that Skyfire, for the first time, supports Symbian 5th edition and its 640×360 px resolution. The 5th edition release features  kinetic (flick) scrolling and autorotation.  3rd edition users … Continue reading

Skyfire 1.5 for Windows Mobile Released

Another day another new mobile browser! Today Skyfire launched version 1.5 of its server assisted browser for Windows Mobile (aka Windows Phone). I don’t have a supported phone so I can’t do a hands on, but if you are WinMo user I suggest that you head over to and grab the update.  If  you prefer to download Skyfire 1.5 to your PC for side loading visit  To get a preview of Skyfire 1.5 check out this official video … Continue reading

Mobilize 09 – Moto and INQ With Android, Oh Boy!

I attended yesterday’s Mobilize conference in San Fransisco and did a quick post about Motorola’s big announcement,  the Cliq with MOTOBLUR.  I wanted to follow up with a little bit more about the conference and my analysis about why I think Android is significant for mobile web browsing and mobile web services. Mobilize was very well done.  Kudos to Om and his staff and sponsors for sweating the details and making Mobilize a good experience for everyone.  Things like good … Continue reading

SkyFire 1.1 – Faster Startup, Better Usability

Late yesterday SkyFire released version 1.1 of their namesake browser for Windows Mobile 5 and 6  and Symbian S60 3rd edition.  You can download SkyFire 1.1 to your phone or PC from I’ve been using SkyFire since the first Symbian release over a year ago.  From the beginning it has done an amazing job with videos. It’s the only mobile browser that lets you watch the Flash videos on almost any web site including, YouTube, Daily Motion, Vimeo, Veoh, … Continue reading

Today On The Mobile Web

I’m going to try to post  the top mobile web and mobile data related stories and buzz that I find on the web.  I’ll keep these posts short, only a few links and cryptic commentary so as not to bore everyone to tears. Here are today’s top stories: Opera’s July State of the Mobile Web Report – 29.1 million Opera Mini users in July, up 9.9% from last month and 145% from July 08. New Skyfire 1.1 Release The only … Continue reading

Speed Test – Opera Mini, Bolt, Skyfire and UCWEB

About a month ago All About Symbian‘s  Rafe Blandford published an extensive set of browser speed test results. Rafe compared page load times for ten well known US and UK sites using eght different Nokia S30 3rd and 5th editon devices plus the T-Mobile G1, iPhone 3G, Skyfire and Opera Mini.  Latter Matthew Miller at Smartphones and Cellphones updated Rafe’s data with numbers for the iPhone 3GS and Opera Mobile 9.7.  Rafe and Matthew’s data showed that smartphone browsers are … Continue reading

Skyfire Updated

It seems to be raining mobile browser updates.  Yesterday Bolt issued a major update  and it looks like Skyfire did a bug fix release on Monday.  There are quite a few fixes in it.  Here are the release notes. Skyfire 1.0 update – Release Notes (Windows Mobile and Symbian) Released: June 30, 2009 Since our Skyfire 1.0 launch, we’ve fixed a few bugs and are releasing this new update. We encourage you to upgrade today by going to with … Continue reading