Skyfire 4.0 for Android Now Costs Money to Play Video

Skyfire 4.0 for Android has some new customizable options in their 'Skybar', which is like a favorites menu that gives you quick access to Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Groupon, a "share" button and sports, news, and finance feeds. But! They're going to start charging Android users for their excellent video… » 4/21/11 1:34pm 4/21/11 1:34pm

Skyfire's Browser Is Coming to the iPad

Skyfire, the mobile browser that will magically transcode Flash vids into an HTML5-friendly format, is coming out on the iPad, complete with said magical Flash transcoding abilities. » 12/17/10 1:20am 12/17/10 1:20am

Skyfire Lets You Watch Flash Video On Your iPhone

Apple's deigned to let Skyfire, an iOS browser that transcodes Flash videos into iPhone-friendly HTML5, into the App Store, and it's available there now. In my testing it worked pretty darn well. Yup, porntubes on the iPhone. Updated » 11/03/10 3:47pm 11/03/10 3:47pm

Skyfire Browser Is Coming to Android

Skyfire makes one of the best browsers for Windows Mobile, a fully Flash compatible app that draws on Skyfire's server-side compression to make browsing bearable on slower connections. Today, they've announced that they've gobbled up kolbysoft, the company that makes alternative Android browser Steel. Sounds… » 2/11/10 12:00pm 2/11/10 12:00pm

Skyfire 1.5 Brings More Speed, Less Ugly

Love that Skyfire can play any Flash videos, and optimize websites to load incredibly fast, but hate that it kind of looks like ass in the process? So does Skyfire! Which is why they've released version 1.5 for Windows Mobile. » 12/09/09 11:31am 12/09/09 11:31am

The Month In Windows Mobile Apps: Fancy Browsing, Telephone Magic, and…

You name it, we've got it: Sexy search tools! Google Voice! Upstart app stores! Maps, with stuff on them! Radio! Emulators, from the future! Fresh new browsers! It's all in a day's month's work for Windows Mobile. » 8/09/09 4:00pm 8/09/09 4:00pm

Skyfire Browser for BlackBerry Update Adds Keyboard Shortcuts

The Javascript performance of BlackBerry's browser is atrocious, so thank Jebus for Skyfire—it's hit beta just updated for BlackBerry, with keyboard shortcuts, contextual zooming, and bugfixes. They're still having overcapacity problems, so skip for mission critical browsing. [Crackberry] » 7/13/09 11:10am 7/13/09 11:10am

Opera Mobile 9.7 Beta Now Live for Windows Mobile Phones

Whoa, hey, Opera has just posted download links for the beta release of Opera Mobile 9.7, the server-side accelerated, Flash-friendly update to their flagship mobile browser. Let's see how it is, shall we? » 6/08/09 6:59am 6/08/09 6:59am

Skyfire Leaves Beta, Steals Windows Mobile Browsing Crown

Skyfire, the server-compressed mobile browser that promises "the full web," i.e. Flash support, on Windows Mobile and Symbian phones, has graduated from its excruciatingly long testing period. In a word, it's great. » 5/27/09 9:00am 5/27/09 9:00am

Skyfire Coming to BlackBerry, Bringing Full Flash Support

Joining the distinguished ranks of Opera Mini and Bolt, Skyfire looks like it'll be coming to BlackBerrys fairly soon. That means they'll get Skyfire's desktop-grade rendering, server-side compression, and optimized Flash—including support for the likes of Hulu and Vimeo. BGR's leakster has already breathlessly… » 4/23/09 7:50am 4/23/09 7:50am

Dealzmodo Hack: Don't Give Up On Your Symbian Phone

Symbian is the planet's most popular smartphone OS—everywhere except the US, that is. It's also arguably the most boring. In this last, most urgent installment of the cellphone revitalization series, we alleviate your Symbian shame. » 4/07/09 4:00pm 4/07/09 4:00pm

Dealzmodo Hack: Revitalize Your Windows Mobile Phone

For the legions of helpless Windows Mobile users, the Pre is just the latest in an endless, corrosive barrage of ego-draining next-gen phones. But living with Windows Mobile doesn't have to be so bad. » 1/15/09 2:00pm 1/15/09 2:00pm

Internet Explorer Mobile 6 Available in Free Emulator (Verdict: Not…

Not content to sit still while Opera » 11/12/08 6:51am 11/12/08 6:51am and in the Windows Mobile browser space, Microsoft is previewing , the next version of the notoriously rendering-impaired mobile browser, through a downloadable emulator. The addition of a "desktop" mode is promising, as is the fact that it appears to correctly render MSNBC's…

Skyfire Windows Mobile Browser 0.8 Beta Now Open

If you have been waiting patiently to try out the Skyfire browser » 10/29/08 2:30pm 10/29/08 2:30pm for Windows Mobile, now is your chance. The developers have opened up the to anyone with a Windows Mobile or Nokia N or E Series (3rd edition) phone in the US. Hit the following link to sign up. []

Skyfire Windows Mobile Browser 0.8 Improves Video Quality, Speed and…

Skyfire, the third-party Windows Mobile browser that does much of the desktop-class page rendering server side to spit out to your phone » 9/25/08 3:40pm 9/25/08 3:40pm, has just gotten an upgrade to version 0.8. Among the list of features that get bumped or added are video quality, launch speed and auto-reconnect, zooming, downloading of content…

Skyfire Mobile Browser Now Supports Microsoft Silverlight (Plus 100…

While it's long supported Flash » 8/16/08 3:15pm 8/16/08 3:15pm, the Skyfire mobile browser now plays nice with Microsoft Silverlight-basically, Microsoft's version of Flash, which is what you'll need to watch streaming video at the NBC Olympics site. Meaning yes, on your S60 or Windows Mobile phone if you're stuck in traffic or something. If…

Test Skyfire Mobile Browser for Symbian S60 Phones

Skyfire is one of the best Windows Mobile browsers around-it's fast since Skyfire's servers pre-churn everything and spit it out as an image, and it handles Flash videos. It just officially hit beta for S60 phones, and we've got an access code for 100 readers to check it out. » 8/02/08 9:00am 8/02/08 9:00am

Mobile Safari vs. Opera Mobile vs. Skyfire: Who's the Fastest?

Three of the best mobile browsers that act like grown up ones are Mobile Safari, Skyfire and Opera Mobile 9.5. Even though the latter two (both for Windows Mobile) are still betas, Laptop Mag decided to toss them all into a race anyway, seeing which could deliver piping hot content the fastest. They ran Opera and… » 7/23/08 9:00pm 7/23/08 9:00pm

Hands-on With Windows Mobile Skyfire Browser Beta 0.6

Skyfire just got its 0.6 update, bring with it a few more features (listed after the jump) and a bit of compatibility increase that makes it feel more like a real browser than it was even when we saw it at CTIA. The overall idea is the same: Skyfire servers render pages into image form, which then makes it onto your… » 5/06/08 3:30pm 5/06/08 3:30pm