Mozilla: Firefox Home coming to BlackBerry, Symbian

Summary:Mozilla outlined plans for its Firefox Home app, which will be launched on the BlackBerry and Symbian platforms.

Mozilla on Tuesday outlined plans for its Firefox Home app, which will be launched on the BlackBerry and Symbian platforms.

Firefox Home was launched in July and a new version landed last week. It's a cloud-based app that saves your browsing history so you can pick up a desktop session on your phone.

The key points:

  • Mozilla will take Firefox Home to new platforms in addition to the iPhone.
  • The app will have access to Facebook and Twitter data.
  • Panorama settings will move to your phone.
  • Mozilla has no plans for an iPhone Firefox browser. In a blog post, Mozilla said:

We are working to bring as much of your Firefox experience as possible to Firefox Home. People have asked about adding more browser-like features to Firefox Home, but there are technical and logistical restrictions that make it difficult, if not impossible, to build the full Firefox browser for the iPhone.

Topics: Browser, BlackBerry

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