Skyfire, makers of the full PC Web experience browser for mobile devices, Skyfire, announced today that they are opening up registration of their free browser to all. In addition, the Mountain View based company is announcing the .8 version of their revolutionary product for Windows Mobile. The new version of Skyfire adds even more speed and ease to browsing the Internet from a mobile device.
The Skyfire browser was the first mobile browser to support full web PC browsing, including rich media content, supporting Ajax, Flash, Quicktime, Windows Media, and others.
â€œWe donâ€™t like to think of ourselves as a mobile Internet browser,â€ said Skyfire CEO and Co-Founder Nitin Bhandari. â€œSkyfire is a full feature Internet browser on the mobile device.
â€œLeaving private beta is a huge step for us,â€ continued Bhandari, â€œWe have accomplished our goals of the private beta â€“ launch, listen, improve. Demand for Skyfire has been extremely strong and we are excited to bring this more evolved product to more devices and users.â€
Previously, people who wanted to enjoy the exact PC web experience on their handsets had to sign up on a waiting list for Skyfire. With todayâ€™s announcement, the latest version of the Windows Mobile Skyfire browser is available to anyone. The 0.8 iteration of Skyfire for Windows Mobile includes marked improvements.
â€œOur users love media rich sites like MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, and ESPN on Skyfire â€ said CMO Adam Sexton, â€œand based on their input we added the most requested features and improved our user experience. Users can now find content more quickly with Super Bar, and can now easily share that content with anyone in their address book. â€Super Bar makes it easier to find what youâ€™re looking for, by combining URL and search entry in one bar. It also features auto complete, so you can find what youâ€™re looking for by only typing a few letters.
In addition to known bug fixes and general performance gains, the 0.8 version of Skyfire for Windows Mobile also adds the following functionality:
- Better video quality
- Ability to make Skyfire the default browser
- Faster launch and auto-reconnect
- Improved zooming
- Ability to download content
- In-line text entry
Today, Skyfire will begin the migration of current 0.6 users to the 0.8 version and will also allow new Windows Mobile users to download it directly from www.skyfire.com