Server side rendering of web pages
Skyfire is a trade-off, essentially. But before I dive into that topic, there's lots of great software that is free for the taking- don't let that bother you . Some of my favorite software I use daily is, and always has been, free(!)
What Skyfire does is, via their servers, render web pages so they will load more quickly on your wireless device via their browser. This is the tradeoff- you go through their servers instead of directly to each web site you want to view. It is also capable of playing flash and loading other web content w/ plugins, which makes a heck of a lot more web content accessible to you (try Hulu.com, for example) . That said, there are sometimes web sites that you will find will not display/load properly for whatever technical reason. A couple of sites I visit actually require me to use PIE (portable internet explorer) on my ATT Tilt. Not a huge deal though. An Iphone w/ Safari is a much more fluid way to surf the web overall IMHO, but the lack of flash support (along with some other reasons) keeps me on my WM device. Lack of a physical keyboard is the primary deal breaker for me, along with the fact that I can practically re-engineer the entire phone by loading new software based radios and speed it up w/ custom ROMs. I also don't care for the fact that the iPhone requires a data plan. Anyway, the granular changes you can make on a WM powered HTC device are simply enormous and increase the overall device flexibililty. YMMV, as this requires somewhat of a time commitment.
The other browsers you might try are Opera Mobile and Opera Mini, although they don't have the exact same capabilities of Skyfire.
Was this reply helpful? (0) (0)