Skyfire for a great mobile browsing experience

skyfire_startI own an HTC which runs Windows Mobile 6.  Ever since I got the phone ( a year and a half ago) I have hated the mobile version of Internet Explorer, I don’t use IE anyways and thought the mobile version was slow, had horrible rendering and was not exactly user or touch friendly.  I tried Opera but it would crash every single time and Minimo and some other browsers but still was not satisfied.

Until yesterday, bored out of my mind, my husband hogging the laptop I did a search for mobile browsers on my phone and got Skyfire.  In a couple of minutes it was downloaded, installed and up and running.  To say I was impressed is an understatement.  I love testing new software and usually uninstall as soon as I am unhappy with it.  Skyfire was amazing, it is fast, easy to use, touch friendly and has lots of great features.  Web pages are rendered exactly as they are and you can zoom in and out.  It supports javascript, Ajax and you can even watch YouTube clips on it, which was impossible before.  Best of all, it is free.

Don’t take my word for it, try it yourself.

11 Comments

  • At 2009.02.07 18:59, Qwaider said:

    you have got to be kidding me!!!
    I’ve installed it yesterday and fell in love with it immediately! it’s awesome!
    now I could finally watch youtube on my blackjack II and read arabic!
    I’m totally in love with it

    – posted using skyfire mobile browser

    • At 2009.02.08 13:01, jessyz said:

      Yeah it really is awesome!

      • At 2009.02.09 11:22, Juka said:

        I have the exact same phone with the exact same problem! Great tip!

        • At 2009.02.10 16:00, Ran said:

          On Nokia N73 (Symbian S60) is doesn’t work

          • At 2009.02.12 13:40, jessyz said:

            @Juka: glad it was useful, have you tried it yet? What do you think?
            @Ran: I’d love to help but I am not running Symbian, have u tried contacting their customer support?

            • At 2009.02.13 13:27, Juka said:

              I’m using it now! I like a lot :)

              • At 2009.02.14 08:46, jessyz said:

                @Juka: it is definitely an improvement, I used to hate browsing from my phone because it was so stupid.

                • At 2010.01.26 16:33, shahriar said:

                  i want to dowenlood skyfire (jar) for my mobile

                  • At 2010.02.13 14:40, ali said:

                    very cooooooooool

                    • At 2010.09.12 19:02, Ben Griffiths said:

                      mobile browsers would become greatly popular in the next few years”-“

                      • At 2011.07.08 07:55, celebrity said:

                        well said captain!