Photos: A look at the mobile version of Firefox

Photos: A look at the mobile version of Firefox

Summary: ZDNet UK examines Mozilla's Firefox on Nokia's Maemo-equipped N900 handset

TOPICS: Mobility, Apps

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  • ZDNet UK recently had the chance to play with the first mobile version of Mozilla's Firefox browser.

    Mozilla has only rolled the browser out to one handset so far — Nokia's Maemo-based N900, pictured here running the application — but it plans to create versions for the Android and Windows Mobile platforms.

    The company is touting the application as the only mobile browser to use add-ons, the functionality plug-ins that are familiar to desktop users of many browsers, including Firefox.

  • The mobile version of Firefox has a lot of the same functionality as its desktop equivalent, such as Mozilla's Awesome Bar. The Awesome Bar allows the address bar to double as a search entry field.

    The browser can also synchronise with the desktop Firefox through a function called Weave Sync.

Topics: Mobility, Apps

David Meyer

About David Meyer

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.

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  • Just a quick point, the N900 built-in browser does offer flash (but I normally leave it turned off)
  • Cool, Firefox on a mobile device, better late than never.