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    Anyone looking forward to Skyfire?

    Who's looking forward for the release of that one for the BlackBerry?! Bolt is just horrible IMO, and so is the native browser.




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    I read the right up on this when it was in its first beta. I will be looking forward to its release and will give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ausch View Post
    Who's looking forward for the release of that one for the BlackBerry?! Bolt is just horrible IMO, and so is the native browser.
    I am with you Ausch I absolutely hate bolt super slow and not user friendly IMHO. Opera is ok but not good enough for me lol. I am waiting on the edge for this one :bigeyes:

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    Oh man Skyfire is awesome. I had a Nokia E71 with Skyfire and that browser is insane. I cannot wait. Any eta on a release for the Storm?

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    Any info yet, J, still in private beta, last I heard is that will be for summer...
    BlackBerry by Choice!

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    I hope its soon! Def gonna use this on the Tour more then I would on the Storm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    I am with you Ausch I absolutely hate bolt super slow and not user friendly IMHO. Opera is ok but not good enough for me lol. I am waiting on the edge for this one :bigeyes:
    Oh it's horrible! It doesn't even tell you how the spell a word right in google, it'll try to select everything beside the stuff you want. The mouse will just skip places. Very bad! But I do gotta say, it does load some sites up in a reasonable amount of time.

    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
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    Any info yet, J, still in private beta, last I heard is that will be for summer...
    That's what I've heard also. I'm surprised no sort of beta of it has leaked.
    Last edited by ausch; 06-28-2009 at 11:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ausch View Post
    Bolt is just horrible IMO.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    I absolutely hate bolt super slow and not user friendly IMHO. Opera is ok but not good enough for me lol.
    Finally other people that actually think Bolt is the crappiest browser ever. I seriously cannot understand why anyone would use it.

    Skyfire looks absolutely slick! Let's hope it is very responsive and not slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    Finally other people that actually think Bolt is the crappiest browser ever. I seriously cannot understand why anyone would use it.

    Skyfire looks absolutely slick! Let's hope it is very responsive and not slow.
    I agree Bolt sucks. Opera is dealable, BB broswer is whatever. On the Nokia, at least, Skyfire was really fast. Hopefully that trend continues for BB's

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    Wirelessly posted

    Yes bb browser is not good. I can't wait to try skyfire. I have heard a lot of good things about it.

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    I heard rumors when this was in alpha testing that we might get flash support with this browser (or have I bumped my head?). I may have my rumors mixed up considering the 10 billion tweets I get per day :crazy: Either way, Bolt sux, Opera Mini is ho-hum, and the BB browser was originally used on the Titanic. Soooo I'm looking forward to it to answer your question :deal:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    Finally other people that actually think Bolt is the crappiest browser ever. I seriously cannot understand why anyone would use it.

    Skyfire looks absolutely slick! Let's hope it is very responsive and not slow.
    No argument here. Bolt was like using dial up on a 33k modem :angryfire:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    No argument here. Bolt was like using dial up on a 33k modem :angryfire:
    Give me back my modem then. If you didn't like it then all you had to do was say so Bryan....Oh today is Monday...Pick on Bryan day is over....

    Have a good one....
    I've never used any other browser than BB Browser....Sounds like I wasn't missing anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MePascal View Post
    Give me back my modem then. If you didn't like it then all you had to do was say so Bryan....Oh today is Monday...Pick on Bryan day is over....

    Have a good one....
    I've never used any other browser than BB Browser....Sounds like I wasn't missing anything.
    Damn right it is over :angryfire:

    Opera is sure nice but yeah you weren't' missing anything with Bolt.

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    Not really a scientific study but I loaded up there different websites with Opera and Bolt and here was the time it took to fully load (in seconds):

    Opera Bolt
    NyTimes 7 15
    MSN 4 10
    PCMag 9 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Not really a scientific study but I loaded up there different websites with Opera and Bolt and here was the time it took to fully load (in seconds):

    Opera Bolt
    NyTimes 7 15
    MSN 4 10
    PCMag 9 9

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    I heard its only coming out for the Bold and curve. So Storm users like myself will be stuck in compatibility mode.

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    I heard its only coming out for the Bold and curve. So Storm users like myself will be stuck in compatibility mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terribL_T View Post
    I heard its only coming out for the Bold and curve. So Storm users like myself will be stuck in compatibility mode.
    that would really suck. Hopefully it will be coming to the Tour as well.

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    People often ask, will Skyfire run on my...


    • Android G1: An important platform that we are keeping our eye on.
    • Apple iPhone: Nope. Still waiting for a call from Steve...
    • Blackberry: We’ve launched our closed private alpha, and will announce our public beta this summer.
    • Palm OS phone: Palm OS phones are not supported, but Windows Mobile phones offered by Palm, such as certain Treo or the Palm Pro models, are fully supported.
    • Palm Pre: This phone is not even out yet, but we are eager to get our hands on it.
    • Samsung Instinct: This phone is not a Windows Mobile device and will not run Skyfire.
    • Other Symbian phones:We are concentrating on the Symbian S60 (3rd edition) phones. We have no plans to support Symbian S40 or S60 (2nd edition), or UIQ phones anytime soon.
    • Mobile and feature phones:Skyfire will not run on standard mobile or feature phones such as the Motorola Razr, Samsung Glyde and other lower-end devices.

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