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Skyfire pulls BlackBerry Alpha

July 27th, 2009

We just got a heads up that because one of the alpha builds for Skyfire for BlackBerry was leaked earlier, Skyfire is taking the servers offline for the next couple weeks. Our guess is that they’re going to implement some sort of security protocol for alpha testers going forward, and you can chalk this up …

Skyfire Beta for BlackBerry released to testers

July 11th, 2009

Try to compose yourselves, BlackBerry users. We know it’s hard, what with the knowledge that you’re now closer than ever to having a browser on your handsets that isn’t completely abysmal, but do try. Word came through this morning that registered Skyfire BlackBerry testers now have a new version available and ripe for the picking. …

Skyfire for BlackBerry gets shot up

April 22nd, 2009

We reported a little while back that Skyfire was testing a version of their web browser made for the BlackBerry with a “small friends and family” group of alpha testers. Well, apparently they weren’t that close because one of our ninjas just blessed us with a bunch of shots. (We asked Skyfire to be part …

Skyfire begins the hunt for BlackBerry alpha testers

April 11th, 2009

BlackBerrys are great for a lot of things but web browsing just isn’t one of them. The default web browser really isn’t all that suitable for anything more than WAP sites and, well, it’s painfully slow. Because of this, a large number of BlackBerry users turn to third-party browsers such as Opera Mini and Bolt …

Skyfire updated to 0.9; even more PC-like web goodness

February 12th, 2009

In the age of streaming everything, mobile browsers are definitely not having an easy time keeping up. At best, streaming a video to an OEM smartphone browser is a complete mess; at worst, it’s impossible. Enter Skyfire, a third-party browser we’ve covered here on BGR before and the best way to describe it might be …

Skyfire beta updated; one step closer to the real, real web on mobiles

November 22nd, 2008

Skyfire pitches its like-named mobile browser beta with the tag line, “The PC web. On your phone. Real fast.” Simple yet poignant. Many companies make similar claims yet fail to deliver. Apple, for example, had a long commercial run highlighting the iPhone’s ability to display real webpages. That’s nice and all, but try to download …

Skyfire launches in Canada, customized “Canadian” homepage

November 1st, 2008

There’s no doubt about it — we’re big Skyfire fans over here. While we’ve begged them to make a BlackBerry version, something they said they are actually in the process of looking at, expanding their market share in other countries isn’t such a bad thing is it? Some of you sneaky readers have managed to …

Skyfire enters public beta

September 24th, 2008

The mobile browser arena just got a little more competitive on Tuesday when the much-talked-about mobile browser Skyfire launched its public beta. Previously in private beta, the now public version opens up Skyfire to anyone in the US with a Windows mobile or a Nokia Nseries / Eseries S60 (3rd Edition) phone. Skyfire also received a …

Skyfire hooks us up with 100 beta codes, mass chaos ensues

August 15th, 2008

If you haven’t been lucky enough to try out the awesome mobile browser that is Skyfire, now is your chance. We’ve got 100 beta codes which will give you immediate access to either the Windows Mobile or Symbian clients. In our usage, the Symbian version smokes the Windows Mobile version, but that might just be …

Skyfire brings full browsing experience to mobile phones everywhere

August 1st, 2008

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 …