Since some days ago we have a new contender in mobile browser war. Skyfire is a venture-backed company based in Mountain View, California, with a “mission to dramatically improve your browsing experience on mobile phones”.
The way they do it is by means of “a brand new architecture that’s server assisted. It’s an asymmetric distributed approach where the server does the heavy lifting so the client is high performing”.
This is the way Opera Mini works, for instance, tough it seems that Skyfire is faster and supports more web technologies – they claim to support them all.
Unfortunately, this first release is a private beta version only available in U.S. It targets Windows Mobile, though another version for Symbian S60 is coming soon.
For those like us, non-U.S. residents, who can’t try the browser in our PDAs, Skyfire provide us with a demo video.