Skyfire, for those of you not yet aware, is the only web browser that supports every streaming media technology across multiple mobile platforms. As Skyfire’s CEO Jeffrey Glueck puts it, “everything plays” on the Skyfire browser. And, with today’s launch of Skyfire 1.5, the browser features sharper text, full-screen browsing for touchscreen phones and a revised, more finger-friendly user interface.
Skyfire 1.5 supports the latest versions of Flash 10 and Silverlight, so you can be sure that it’ll play embedded movies on just about any webpage you’re likely to visit. The new version of Skyfire now supports both VGA (640×480) and WVGA (800×480) formats. The browser has been optimized for finger navigation – Skyfire 1.5 sports larger buttons and kinetic scrolling (flick the page and it keeps scrolling). Touchscreen handsets get a full-screen mode that removes the navigation controls, allowing you to use every single inch of touchscreen real estate for surfing the web.
Basically, Skyfire took a mobile browser that already impressed us with its ability to play embedded streaming media just like your desktop computer and bumped up its feature-set and improved its stability. Download Skyfire 1.5 here. Just remember, only Windows Mobile handsets can play nice with Skyfire 1.5.