BlackBerry owners who have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Skyfire browser for the BlackBerry OS are in for some bad news. In a blog post, Skyfire’s CEO, Jeff Glueck, has announced that the company is planning to put development of the BlackBerry version of its popular browser on hold in order to focus on development for Google’s Android. Reasons given included a poor developer environment as well as inconsistent and fragmented APIs. He did promise that they would return to development if BlackBerry OS 6.0 delivers on its promise to bring certain improvements from a developer’s perspective. That being said, it’s worth taking note that OS 6.0 will certainly include the release of RIM’s WebKit-based browser, which will offer Skyfire some healthy competition.
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