12/16/2009 12:51:00 PM
Mozilla Firefox targets mobile browsing market
Web browser Firefox will launch into mobile internet by focusing on two core user groups – end users and developers.
Jay Sullivan, VP of mobile at Firefox parent company Mozilla, has been charged with creating new versions of the browser for mobile devices.
Sullivan told Mobile: ‘A user has a certain experience of Firefox and we do a lot of work to make the browser a worthy experience on the phone.’
The company is working with partners to ensure that the experience of browsing on a mobile becomes similar to that on a PC.
The Firefox browser is pre-installed on the Nokia N900, which also comes with another browser, Maemo.
Mozilla is hoping users will decide to use Firefox instead of other browsers on their phones, as it allows users to sync their internet usage on their PCs and mobiles, and has tabbed browsing.
Firefox is yet to be pre-installed on any other handsets but will be available to download. The browser will be released on additional platforms over the course of 2010, said Sullivan.