Skyfire’s New Beta – UK and Probably World Availability

Good news from Skyfire. Beta 0.85 of the Skyfire Browser has been released! Best of all, it’s now a direct mobile download and registration is no longer required.  Until today Skyfire was only available to users in the US and Canada.  With direct download and no registration I’m thinking anyone in the world should be able to use it now. The Skyfire website mentions that UK users will be connected to a new UK server but doesn’t say anything about … Continue reading

Opera Mobile 9.5 – New Betas for WinMo, UIQ and (almost) S60

Opera Software released three new Betas of Opera Mobile 9.5, today. The new releases are: Opera Mobile V9.5 Beta 2 for touchscreen Windows Mobile 5 and 6. Opera Mobile V9.5 Beta 1 for UIQ 3.n touchscreen devices. A V9.5 Widget Manager for S60 FP1 and later. The Windows Mobile and UIQ Beta’s can be downloaded here. The S60 Widget Manager is only available as part of the Widget SDK which can be found here. The key feature of these new … Continue reading

CTIA: Day One

I’m at CTIA in San Francisco today.  Just attended the keynote and Yahoo press conference. Yahoo made a couple of big announcements at the keynote today. OneConnect is live, only on the iPhone so far, but Java, S60 and Windows Mobile support is coming by year end. The Blueprint widget platform has been extended with runtimes that support creating stand alone mobile applications and mobile websites using the same Blueprint markup language as Yahoo Mobile widgets. The apps are free standing.  … Continue reading