Mozilla reveals mobile Firefox

Mozilla reveals mobile Firefox

Summary: Chairman of the Mozilla Foundation, Mitchell Baker, talks about the company's plans to enter the smartphone market with Fennec, a mobile version of its Firefox browser

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At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Mozilla Foundation chairman Mitchell Baker talks about the company's plans to enter the smartphone market with Fennec, a mobile version of its Firefox browser. She also discusses how the new, open platform will encourage Web 2.0 application development.

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  • about time

    It's about time for an OS browser for mobiles. So far there are no good alternatives for preinstalled browsers other than say opera mobile, which costs too much in my opinion.
    rafal.michalski@...
  • I hope the diversity of mobile platforms doesn't trip Firefox up

    Handsets are still vastly different from desktops, and mobile software is prone to quirky failures on different hardware - or different versions of the same hardware.
    judgecorp
  • Re: about time

    I was surprised when I read your comment about "no free browser for mobiles", because I am running Opera on my Nokia 6234, and I'm sure it was free. So I checked the Opera web page, and sure enough you are right - well, we both are right. Opera Mini runs on most phones, provides good, basic browsing, and its free. Opera Mobile runs on Symbian and Windows Mobile smartphones, and is much more powerful than Opera Mini, with tabs, speed dial, and Flash support. It costs $24, or 19 Euros, which is not a lot, but you're right, it's not free.
    j.a.watson@...