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 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:
My Windows Mobile devices has a touchscreen, so I selected that option. Then, I hit the download button and was on my way.
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.
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.
Finally, the installation completed and I saw this screen:
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 on.
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.
OK, just a minor speed bump, and I am back to Hulu.
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.
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.
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?