Skyfire 1.1 released
On August 24th Skyfire released the latest version of their mobile browser.
For those that don't know, skyfire is a mobile browser for WIndows Mobile and Symbian S60 that does server side rendering like Opera Mini, but also supports flash/ajax/quicksilver and the like.
- Changes for this release include:
- Improved page load times
- Improved scrolling and zooming on Symbian
- Improved reconnect
- WML support
- Improved mobile website support
- Page up/down navigation via short-key
- Updated Plug-ins
More changes and details here: Skyfire 1.1 announcement
While Symbian S60 5th edition (touch screen) devices are not yet support, I decided to give it a try on a Nokia N97 to see what happens.
As you can see in the picture below.
The program does run, but it only takes up 2/3rd of the screen. Also there is no way to select items on the screen so many parts of the user interface are broken.
It is a good sign that the program installs and runs. So it may not be long till touchscreen Symbian users get a version of this browser as well.