The title of this post pretty much says it all. Jeff Glueck, CEO of Skyfire basically had this to say about why they’ve halted development of Skyfire for BlackBerry on the Skyfire blog earlier today. I paraphrase, of course… Head after the jump to see his actual words.
SkyFire for BlackBerry
A few weeks ago an OTA link for Skyfire was leaked causing the entire Alpha program to be temporarily shutdown. Skyfire for BlackBerry Alpha, however, has been updated to version 3.5 and has a lot of nice enhancements like downloading files to your BlackBerry via the browser and setting Skyfire as your default browser.
Check out what changed in Skyfire 3.5 Alpha after the jump…
Update: The alpha version of SkyFire that was leaked has been disabled
SkyFire, the third party BlackBerry web browser that available only to those in the closed alpha, has been leaked. I can’t tell you if an how the leaked version works as I haven’t had a chance to download and play around with it myself, however, if you want to get your hands on a leaked version of the mobile web browser that was a Peoples Voice Winner at the 2009 Weblog Awards you can download SkyFire for BlackBerry OTA to your device at the following link:
It looks like Bla1ze over at CrackBerry.com got his hands on an alpha release of the Skyfire for BlackBerry mobile internet browser. All I know is that if Skyfire for BlackBerry can do for the BlackBerry what it did for Windows Mobile devices and Nokia smartphones, browsing the internet on a BlackBerry will no longer take a backseat to the likes of the iPhone, Android devices, the Palm Pre, and pretty much every other smartphone built in the last two years.
SkyFire for BlackBerry Alpha 2 has just been released in a closed beta (Alpha) and from what we are hearing, it will be the best web browser for the BlackBerry bar none once it is released.
I cannot wait until I can get my hands on this. Let’s hope a public beta comes around soon…