Mozilla debuts mobile browser

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Mozilla debuts mobile browser

Mozilla has released its first beta of a mobile version of its popular browser Firefox.

Dubbed Fennec, the software is so far only available on Nokia’s N810 and N880 Internet tablets.

Mozilla is also including a PC emulator so that developers can try out the software’s capabilities on other platforms.

“Fennec is being tested pretty hard now, and by people who love to find bugs,” said Mark Finkle, platform evangelist at Mozilla.

“We are finding and fixing lots of issues now. It’s not entirely landed yet and will likely get some tweaks as we iterate on the design.”

The software is still in its early stages and has had to have plug-ins like Flash disabled but the release comes sooner than expected. Mitchell Baker, chairman of the Mozilla Foundation, recently said that the mobile browser wasn’t for release until 2010.

Finkle said that the organisation was planning to release a version of the browser for Windows Mobile shortly but did not detail any plans for a Symbian-compatible version of the application.
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