Skyfire today announced that they have released version 1.5 for Symbian S60 3rd and 5th Edition. Skyfire is a free alternative web browser for your mobile phone, and version 1.5 now includes full support for high-resolution screens, has a fresh user interface (UI) that is more finger friendly, produces crisper text, allows smoother zooming, and has a full- screen mode that completely maximizes screen real estate. Check out the full press release along with a nice video demo of the application after the break.
Skyfire is also running a contest in which you can get your hands on a brand new Nokia N97. Details are at the end of the video.
“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.”
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.
New in 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.
New in 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.
To download Skyfire 1.5 head over to: http://get.skyfire.com/Tags | Applications, Breaking News, Browsing, Demo, Internet, Kinetic Scrolling, N97, Nokia, Press Release, S60, S60 3rd Edition, S60 5th Edition, Screen Rotation, Skyfire, Software Update, Symbian, Touch UI, Video