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Skyfire brings full browsing experience to mobile phones everywhere

Updated 4 years ago
Published Aug 1st, 2008 1:57PM EDT

Skyfire has just launched their new mobile browser client, and if early reports from the beta are any indication, the company has a real contender on their hands. The Skyfire Browser aims to bring a desktop-like experience to your handset. In addition to providing scaling, zoom, and reformatting duties, Skyfire’s real claim to fame is its support for Flash and Ajax. The software manages to provide usable access to Flash and Ajax assets by relying heavily on external server resources to do the heavy lifting, taking much of the burden off of the limited resrouces on your handset. We’re guessing the results will be somewhat mixed, but any attempt to bring this sort of functionality to the palm of your hand is certainly worthy of a round of applause. The client launched today for Windows Mobile, with a private Symbian S60 beta taking place with plans for a wide scale launch soon.


Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.