Firefox Mobile arrives on Nokia N900 smartphones

Windows Mobile and Android versions of Firefox Mobile are on the way, but there will be no iPhone or Blackberry versions

Firefox Mobile is now available for the N900 smartphone

Firefox Mobile is now available for the N900 smartphone

The mobile version of the Firefox browser is now available to owners of the Nokia N900 smartphone, after several months of beta tests. Mozilla is also working on versions for smartphones running Windows Mobile and Android.

Features of the mobile version of Firefox include tabbed browsing and what Mozilla calls Weave Sync, which synchronizes a user's tabs, history, bookmarks and passwords between desktop and mobile browsers, according to a Mozilla blog post announcing the release of the mobile browser.

Weave Sync is one of about 40 add-ons users can choose from. Others include an ad blocker and TwitterBar, which lets users post to Twitter from the address bar.

There is also an add-on for watching Youtube videos. Mozilla removed integrated support for Flash from the browser at the last minute because it degraded performance, Mozilla wrote in an earlier blog posting about the browser's release candidate on Jan. 27.

Windows Mobile appears likely to be the next operating system supported by for Firefox Mobile. Owners of smartphones such as the Samsung Omnia II, AT&T Touch Fuze and HTC Touch Pro can try out the Alpha 3 version of the browser, according to Mozilla's mobile platform Wiki.

Mozilla is also in early development and testing of a version for the Android platform, the Wiki said.

However, owners of the iPhone or a Blackberry are out of luck. The browser isn't compatible with RIM's Java-based operating system and the iPhone is out of the question because of "constraints with the OS environment and distribution," according to Mozilla.

Mozilla doesn't cite any technical problems with Symbian, but it still hasn't any current plans to develop its browser on that operating system.

In related news Mac OS X will run on the N900 - Ed

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Nokiamobile applicationsFirefoxmobile firefoxN900

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Mikael Ricknäs

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Brand Post

Bitdefender 2019

Taking cybersecurity to the highest level and order now for a special discount on the world’s most awarded and trusted cybersecurity. Be aware without a care!

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?