SkyFire Offers Flash, Full Web Browsing on Smart Phones. iPhone Jealous.

skywireA company called Skyfire announced its first mobile Web browser, also called Skywire, on Sunday that will allow mobile phones to access the Web in the same style that computers do. Skyfire claims that you’ll be able to watch Flash videos, supported by the desktop version of Flash, as well as QuickTime and Java content. Apparently, you’ll even be able to visit YouTube and stream movies, and even visit your favorite online radio stations like Pandora or Last.FM to tune-in while you’re away from the desk, all after a simple download. Skyfire, which claims its browser is “faster than any mobile browser you’ve ever used,” also says that your handset will load Web pages as fast as a PC can. The jury is still out on these claims, because mobile networks aren’t nearly as fast as cabled Ethernet ones. It also appears to only support Windows Mobile phones right now, judging by the HTC Tilt on the Skyfire Web site, but there’s nothing explicitly stating that. Skyfire is out at the DEMO conference in sunny Palm Springs with our own Mike Prospero. We’ll keep you updated as more news comes in, and as we get our hands on the private beta of Skyfire.

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