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Skyfire 4.0 for Android has some new customisable options in their 'Skybar', which is like a favourites menu that gives you quick access to Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, a "share" button, and sports, news and finance feeds. But! They're going to start charging Android users for their excellent video playback feature.

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Apple's deigned to let Skyfire, an iOS browser that transcodes Flash videos into iPhone-friendly HTML5 on the fly, into the App Store, and it's available in the US now. In my testing it worked pretty darn well. Yup, porntubes on the iPhone.

A couple of Symbian and Windows Mobile Skyfire users emailed us this week to let us know that they had received notification that the browser was no longer going to be supported in Australia as of July 1. Which sucked, obviously. But despite the wording of the notification, it's not the end of Skyfire in Australia.

Skyfire makes one of the best browsers for Windows Mobile, a fully Flash compatible app that draws on Skyfire's server-side compression to make browsing bearable on slower connections. Today, they've announced that they've gobbled up kolbysoft, the company that makes alternative Android browser Steel. Sounds promising, right? Skyfire's CEO feels the same way.

Joining the distinguished ranks of Opera Mini and Bolt, Skyfire looks like it'll be coming to BlackBerrys fairly soon. That means they'll get Skyfire's desktop-grade rendering, server-side compression, and optimised Flash—including support for the likes of Hulu and Vimeo. BGR's leakster has already breathlessly reported that it's the "best BlackBerry browser ever", which frankly isn't that hard to believe. Full gallery at the source.