Firefox Mobile for Windows Mobile screenshots uncovered

We heard from Mozilla CEO John Lilly himself that the first Firefox for Mobile alphas would be released “in the next few weeks.” Mozilla’s VP for Mobile confirmed this, also saying that a version for windows Mobile was in the works.

So while the fact that a version of Firefox for Mobile, a.k.a. Fennec, is in the works for Windows Mobile does not surprise us, its funny how there are already actual screenshots available, even before the first Mobile Firefox alpha for the Nokia N810 gets released.



What we have here are screenshots of the actual Firefox for Mobile program on a touchscreen smartphone running Windows Mobile Pro. Apparently, there’s a “Welcome to Fennec” splash screen when you open the program for the first time. Not sure if it happens every time you open the program, though.

There’s actually not that much to learn from these screenshots, except that, well, it works. And once again, it seems that the biggest impediment to comfortable browsing is the actual screen size of the mobile device being used itself. These screenshots show that if you’re going to work on a small screen, you might as well use Opera Mini, or some other currently existing mobile browser since it more or less looks the same. The difference, hopefully, will become obvious as Firefox for Mobile gets tested on larger devices, such as the Nokia N810.

Via The Unwired

Author: David Gonzales

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  • p3ngwin

    please clarify the difference to readers between RESOLUTION and SIZE of screen. if you're reporting to others to tech them information, then you ought to know better, otherwise you're dumbing people down due to inaccuracy. help them evolve by teaching them better :)

    size and shape are not the same thing.
    a 2.8″ VGA screen device will display the exact same “shape” web page as 5″ or any other size.

    likewise a WVGA resolution like HTC/sony's Xperia X1 or HTC's TOUCH HD will be ideal for web browsing and office productivity more because of the resolution that changes the ” shape”, than the actual screen size.

  • http://www.electronicpulp.net David Gonzales

    Again, I said: “it seems that the biggest impediment to comfortable browsing is the actual screen size of the mobile device being used itself.” The words “actual screen size” depict a pretty clear picture, do they or do they not?

    I never said size and shape were the exact same thing. Did I? What I said was, if Firefox for Mobile will be used on devices such as the one on which these screenshots were taken, which obviously has a small screen because only part of the web page is displayed, then you might as well use existing mobile web browsers because most of the user experience would seem to be the same anyway.

    Of course, there's still the possibility that we are just looking at web pages that are zoomed in here, but my point still applies. My point being that a bigger screen is better than a small screen at browsing on devices.

  • http://www.electronicpulp.net David Gonzales

    Again, I said: “it seems that the biggest impediment to comfortable browsing is the actual screen size of the mobile device being used itself.” The words “actual screen size” depict a pretty clear picture, do they or do they not?

    I never said size and shape were the exact same thing. Did I? What I said was, if Firefox for Mobile will be used on devices such as the one on which these screenshots were taken, which obviously has a small screen because only part of the web page is displayed, then you might as well use existing mobile web browsers because most of the user experience would seem to be the same anyway.

    Of course, there's still the possibility that we are just looking at web pages that are zoomed in here, but my point still applies. My point being that a bigger screen is better than a small screen at browsing on devices.