Skyfire Mobile Browser Now Open to Everybody

by admin September 24, 2008 at 7:02 pm

After months of private beta, Skyfire, a free mobile browser lauded for offering support for Flash, AJAX, and other goodies generally reserved for PC browsers, has opened its doors to the public. Just in time for the resulting stampede of new users, they’ve also introduced a fresh release of the browser for Windows Mobile complete with a handful of new features.

Amongst the new gems within todays v0.8 release is the “Super Bar”, a beefed up version of the standard address bar. Borrowing an idea made popular by the Opera and Chrome browsers, the Super Bar takes on the search role whenever a keyword is typed in rather than a URL. If you typed in “Cake recipes”, for example, Skyfire would return (delicious) tab-seperated results from both Google and Yahoo. As the Super Bar features auto complete, you’d probably only have to type “Cake Rec” before it could finish the rest for you. Furthermore, you can opt to put a Super Bar directly onto your WinMo Home Screen to act as a search/address launch pad.

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