Skyfire Launches the 1.5 Version of its Award-Winning Mobile Browser for Symbian Smartphones: A Sharper, Smarter and Finger-Friendly Way to Enjoy the Best of the Web
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 get.skyfire.com. 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.”
With Skyfire, consumers can access the full “PC Web” content, including web video and live events, just as it would appear on a PC. Known for its speed, Skyfire launches quickly and loads web pages faster than other mobile-based browsers, thanks to Skyfire’s cloud computing technology, which compresses and boosts the speed of complex web sites. Skyfire is also the first “social browser” for mobile phones; when users find a page they want to share with friends, they can tweet and publish Facebook updates with just one click within the browser.
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.
Skyfire is the creator of the Skyfire mobile browser, which delivers the PC web to mobile phones so its users can experience the web on their phone exactly as they do on their desktop computers. The browser won the Best Mobile Application-People’s Voice at the 2009 Webby Awards and was named App of the Day by the San Francisco Chronicle and App of the Week by the New York Times. For more information, visit www.skyfire.com, or follow Skyfire on Twitter at twitter.com/skyfire.
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