The Skyfire browser is now more widely available with those in the US, Canada, and UK getting special attention. I’ve had quite a few mails about this, some saying, “It’s as buggy as hell” and some saying, “It’s the best thing since beer was invented”. Now it’s up to you to decide. Pick up your Windows Mobile and type get.skyfire.com. It’ll install the appropriate CAB and then you’ll be able to get browsing in no time – double-click to zoom, drag your finger to move around the page, share the page via text message, save pictures from sites, bookmark or browse to YouTube and watch your favourite videos.
Yes. You heard right. It’ll do YouTube natively – this is great for anyone who doesn’t have a HTC Diamond, Touch HD or similar. It’ll also show all the Flash stuff I’ve thrown at it so far (yes, even the ads) – brilliant stuff. Screen switching isn’t a problem and, whilst there is the odd moment when it throws me back to the home page for no real reason, it’s a shockingly good internet browser.
We’ve added some shots below to show the browser in action, browsing to YouTube, playing a video and also viewing coolsmartphone.com. Currently this is an open beta and you can download it for free. Let us know what you think!
Update – This appears to do the BBC iPlayer, however it’s a little hit-and-miss with many people getting the “Currently BBC iPlayer TV programmes are available to play in the UK only” message, even when they’re already in the UK.
Link – get.skyfire.com