Skyfire browser for BlackBerry leaked – OTA link available UPDATE

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Skyfire for BlackBerry

UPDATE: It seems most users are getting a blank checkered screen. I’m guessing Skyfire has shut down access. Sorry guys!

Better hurry folks! The Skyfire browser for BlackBerry has been leaked and is available for download OTA.

Go to http://www.theiexplorers.com/BBM/Skyfire/skyfire.jad from your BlackBerry browser to download now.

Or here:

http://www.blackberryos.com/forums/software/4461-skyfire-ota-coming-soon.html

One of the downsides of being a site based in Canada is that we often get blocked from leaks requring service access in the US. I have tried this browser on both the TELUS and Rogers network with no success. Any other Canadians want to rule in on this?

According to the @buzzedword (leaked to BBRocks), here are some features you’ll find with the browser:

  • Its dominantly web based, the “enter url” function has autocomplete which I’m assuming comes from Skyfire’s servers
  • You’re assigned a unique Skyfire ID, and you can create an account on the Skyfire homepage, presumably for bookmark and RSS sync– the homepage has a very Digg-like feel to it
  • Flash is supported as well as javascript, but flash functionality breaks down when you hit version 10
  • It appears that the browser has its own independent audio controller because of options in the menu, but i can’t confirm volume buttons, none of my shortcut keys work
  • It doesn’t work well with the storm at all but it does install
  • Its definitely optimized for trackball, the mouse has a kind of crosshair around it that if you click down will zoom to that portion of the page
  • Overall its pretty quick, they render the webpage on their servers and you download what they render

Remember that the browser is in Alpha, so it’s prison rules when it comes to your device. Back everything up and don’t use this software if you aren’t prepared to encounter some bugs.

[Via with updated link from BerryReview]

  • ZZTop

    Anyone get this to work on a Curve 8900 on TMo? All I see is the checkerboard background you see when Google Maps is loading. The menu is there when I click the BLackBerry menu button but when I click on one of the options, nothing happens.

    Any ideas out there?

  • ZZTop

    Anyone get this to work on a Curve 8900 on TMo? All I see is the checkerboard background you see when Google Maps is loading. The menu is there when I click the BLackBerry menu button but when I click on one of the options, nothing happens.

    Any ideas out there?

  • http://www.skyfire.com/ Tracy DeMiroz

    Unfortunately, the Skyfire BlackBerry Alpha was leaked and we temporarily halted our private Alpha program. We’ve been working with a small group of Bold users under NDA during this dev phase and we have the feedback we need at this point. We do appreciate all of the interest so stay tuned as we work to bring more users and devices into the Skyfire private Alpha program.

  • http://www.skyfire.com Tracy DeMiroz

    Unfortunately, the Skyfire BlackBerry Alpha was leaked and we temporarily halted our private Alpha program. We’ve been working with a small group of Bold users under NDA during this dev phase and we have the feedback we need at this point. We do appreciate all of the interest so stay tuned as we work to bring more users and devices into the Skyfire private Alpha program.

  • moog

    Doesn’t work. Stalls my device.

  • moog

    Doesn’t work. Stalls my device.

  • null

    works for me!

  • null

    works for me!

  • null

    works for me!

  • Caleb

    No dice on Bell Mobility w/ my Tour either… :(

  • Caleb

    No dice on Bell Mobility w/ my Tour either… :(

  • 1 2 MaNy

    I get the checkered page too. Sorry, no workie…

  • 1 2 MaNy

    I get the checkered page too. Sorry, no workie…

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