By January 20, 2010

Skyfire for Symbian

Skyfire have today released version 1.5 for Symbian devices.




Mountain View, CA – January 20, 2009 – Skyfire, makers of Webby award-winning, PC-like web-browser for mobile devices, today launched the next generation of its Skyfire browser, version 1.5, for Symbian S60 3rd and 5th edition smartphones. The newest version follows the release of Skyfire 1.5 for Windows Mobile and is now available for download at Enhancements in the new version include full support for high-resolution screens, a fresh user interface (UI) that is more finger friendly, crisper text, smoother zooming, and a full-screen mode that maximizes screen real estate.

What’s new with Skyfire 1.5 for Symbian S60 3 edition?

· Smooth Scrolling: Scroll operations are more fluid.

· Updated UI for 3rd edition devices.

· Performance tweaks: Many small enhancements for a more robust and faster browsing experience.

What’s new with Skyfire 1.5 for Symbian S60 5th edition (Beta)?

· Finger friendly UI: A new, intuitive, and finger friendly UI for high resolution touchscreen devices provides an easier browsing experience.

· Smooth Scrolling: Kinetic scrolling has been enabled to Skyfire. Pan or flick the screen to move in any direction smoothly on touchscreen.

· Full screen mode: For touchscreen, browse in full screen mode with no UI elements on the screen for maximum page visibility.

· Auto-Rotate: Browse in portrait or landscape mode with a simple change of the device orientation.


“There was a great response when Skyfire 1.5 launched in December 2009 for Windows Mobile. Video, text, and images all look crisp and stunning in high-resolution,” explains Jeff Glueck, CEO of Skyfire. “We’re glad to bring all the unique new features of Skyfire 1.5 to our dedicated Symbian user-base.”


Additionally, Skyfire features a customizable homepage integrating RSS feeds, Facebook and Twitter feeds, and Gmail, into one convenient stream. The Skyfire start page has been updated with high-resolution text and images.

To see Skyfire in action, watch this video.


I dont own a Symbian handset so cannot test it out. Comments on the forum please from anyone that can.


Posted by: James

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