Skyfire launch v1.5 of their browser, now available for 3rd and 5th editions


Third party web browser Skyfire has released their latest version for Symbian smartphones. Version 1.5 updates the user interface for a smoother experience both in the updated UI and in the rendering engine, as well as making its debut on 5th edition devices.

While the Windows Mobile version was updated to 1.5 and launched in December, the Symbian version has been held over until now, but carries the main benefits that current Skyfire users are aware of, such as support for javascript, Flash 10, ajax scripting and allows you to watch online media directly in the browser.

Skyfire, like Opera, is a free browser, and you can download the latest version from in Web on your phone, or the update is available in the browser if you are an existing user.

To go along with this new release, Skyfire are running a competition to win a Nokia N97. Over the next month you’re invited to record an online video about why you love Skyfire and “the most funny, clever entrants will receive a new Nokia N97,” naturally with Skyfire pre-installed.” via

Real Multitasking for iPhone Coming with OS 4.0?

While you can expect to see the new Apple Tablet to be announced next week on January 27th, latest rumor has included a possible iPhone OS 4.0 announcement as well. The iPhone OS 4.0 is said to have “many” graphical and user interface changes, but the most important add-on will be the official multitasking support from Apple. However, the new version will not be offered to the first generation iPhone 2G and can only applied to iPhone 3G and 3GS. Be sure to get on to SlashGear live blogging next week at for a real time coverage.” via