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I tried the SkyFire browser out when it was still in beta. It did exactly what it said it was going to do — that was, bring Flash How To Download Embedded Flash Files Using Your Browser How To Download Embedded Flash Files Using Your Browser Maybe, history will record Steve Jobs and his famous memo as the first nail in the Flash coffin. From browser crashes to the cool Flash animations we grew up with, the story of Flash has... Read More to the mobile browsing experience along with fast and accurate webpage renderings.

Well, it is officially out of beta now and I are going to give you a run down of how it works.

Skyfire will work on Windows 5, 6, 6.1 and 6.5 devices (for you early adopters!). If you have a beta version installed, please uninstall it before beginning. That led to some issues for me. Also, you will need to register for an account with SkyFire. So, if that is a deal breaker for you then just keep moving.

The whole process is a breeze and there is really nothing to set up other than downloading, installing and registering.

I simply browsed to http://get.skyfire.com from my AT&T Fuze. And was greeted with this screen:

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My Windows Mobile devices has a touchscreen, so I selected that option. Then, I hit the download button and was on my way.

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I clicked Open and was prompted for the target location to store the file. I choose Device so that it can run as quick as possible. I clicked Install and the installation process began and finished very quickly.

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The next screen asked me if I wanted to install a Home Screen Search Bar. I left the box unchecked and continued on my way.

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Finally, the installation completed and I saw this screen:

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I hit Launch then accepted the EULA and a warning that the application uses a lot of data so if you don’t have an unlimited plan, BEWARE!

My homepage loaded and then I are ready to give it a go. And by go, you know I am on my way over to Hulu to see if I can get my mobile entertainment Best Sites to Watch TV on Your Computer Over the Internet Best Sites to Watch TV on Your Computer Over the Internet Read More on.

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But alas, I had to log in or create an account first. If you do not have an account, click Create Account and follow the prompts.

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OK, just a minor speed bump, and I am back to Hulu How To Watch Movies and Shows on Hulu & Sling from Abroad How To Watch Movies and Shows on Hulu & Sling from Abroad Read More .

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That is it! The page was already showing me content! Skyfire decides to pick this particular time to show me how to zoom! Simple enough but I want to watch me some TV! I chose a Family Guy episode from the homepage and was on my way.

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Within seconds, I was watching the episode live! Then, I realized I had no sound on my Fuze :( I tried turning the volume up but it was already all the way up. I restarted my phone and within 2 minutes I was back to the same episode, this time with sound!

Simply awesome. Now, I decided to give YouTube a go.

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The quality is not amazing but hey, it is working!

Lookey lookey! It’s working beautifully. Well I uh um”¦ Gotta go do some research. Enjoy! And as for the comments, how about telling us what your favorite mobile browser is?

  1. Karl L. Gechlik
    June 2, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Apparently you DO NOT need to sign up for an account to use the service - just to save your bookmarks and whatnot. Thanks Skyfire's PR Dude!

  2. Scott
    June 1, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    For anyone who gets an Authentication Error when starting it the first time, restart your phone & then it should work.

  3. Simon SC
    June 1, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    I quite love SkyFire - although probably my favourite browser is Opera Mini - amazing speed and such little data consumption!

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