The default browsers bundled with smart phones typically render stripped down versions of web sites that barely resemble the pages we’re used to seeing on the web. Skyfire has been called “the Windows Mobile equivalent of Safari on the iPhone” because streaming YouTube videos, Last.fm or Imeem music and other sites give virtually the same experience as the web on a desktop computer.
Available for Symbian and Windows Mobile devices, and now out of beta, Skyfire delivers a true web browser experience on web sites such as YouTube, Hulu, CNN, and many others. Google Reader users will be pleased to find that not only can feeds be viewed, but sharing and starring items works just like it does on a computer.
Once loaded, Skyfire displays bookmark and history tabs and can optionally display feeds for a number of popular social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter, with the ability to update status, along with customized news, sports and entertainment feeds. Search combines Yahoo and Google results and includes image, video and map links.
Pages load quickly because much of the data is handled by Skyfire’s servers. Because the actual dimensions of pages are rendered, zoom and SmartFit features make reading and navigating on small screens simple and intuitive.
Download and installation are quick and easy with an several options, including direct from your phone at m.skyfire.com.