Skyfire Halts Most Countries Support

By | June 30, 2010 | 14 Comments


Skyfire Halts Most Countries SupportJust a couple months ago, Skyfire has decided to expand its services and provide with an opportunity to download mobile web browser for people outside the U.S.

Well, it appears that company is backing up this decision. Starting from tomorrow (July 1, 2010), Skyfire will stop supporting countries other than UK, USA and Canada.

Users from other countries will receive the following message:

Dear Skyfire User, As, of July 1st, 2010 Skyfire will no longer be providing service in your country for the windows mobile and symbian browser. In order to offer the best possible service level for our officially supported customers and countries , Skyfire is consolidating the countries in which it operates. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope you have enjoyed the Skyfire will work on your phone until July 1st 2010,at which time the service will be de-activated and your browser will no longer function. You can direct inquiries about this to geo AT skyfire.com.

Skyfire Team has replied to member complains in forum, explaining that it’s hard to provide such support for all the countries.

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  • Tiago Sá

    I don’t even know what SkyFire is!
     
    Oh, it’s a mobile browser! Does it have download compression? No? Then it’s a pile of shite. ^_^

    • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

      I believe it does.

      • nvm

        Not anymore it doesn’t. Too expensive for them.

  • montypytacz

    Well, it’s terrible browser anyway.

  • http://www.sumake.eu narzędzia pneumatyczne

    Doesn’t skyfire have a compression mechanism? What are the reasons for this move anyway??
     

    • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

      Yep. No real reason provided yet.

    • Somebody

      I think their servers are not able to handle the load from all the users, so they probably want to restrict themselves to these countries, especially since Skyfire is one of the few proxy based browsers that can play flash videos.
      Shows how good a job Opera is doing with their Opera Mini service. They are currently handling more than 61 million unique users monthly.
       

    • nvm

      The reason is that they are in over their heads, and are now desperately trying to reduce their costs.

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  • nobody

    somehow most of you didnt notice, that they’ve axed only winMo and symbian platforms – both dead/dying breed.
    android version is working ok outside usa/canada

    • someone

      wrong and lame!
      a dying breed means “less” user, why axe it?
      It just proves that there are more user of the said platforms than droid has.
       

      • nobody

        symbian IS dead, nokia (its father) is dying aswell
        spending anything on this platform is an instant write off
         
        windows mobile is another story, it will stay strong (mainly due to amazing HTC handsets and business users) but will not grow any more
        if skyfire is short on cash it is a wise move to axe symbian (as everyone is doing nowadays) and winMo 6.x. android is the future and this will (i hope) work and envolve.
        i really enjoy their flash handling and even if this company is to bankrupt, i’ll use it until the last day.
         
        4.3″ inch phone without a flash is abomination..

        • nvm

          The pathetic part is that the Skyfire guys are trying to make it sound like this is part of a disruptive strategy, but they are doing the exact opposite. They are on the defense, and forced to cut costs.
          The Flash handling in Skyfire sucks. It doesn’t work on most sites, and the compression makes videos that do work horrible. Also, it’s a separate player.

  • Mr

    Hi,

    Help !!! need browser with flash support for HTC HD2 (winmobile 6.5)

    thanks