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
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