Mozilla just released their first mobile Firefox browser, running on Maemo platform. In case you’re not aware one of the mobile devices sporting this platform is the computer-like Nokia N900 handset. So, if you’re one of the probably few users of this handset, you might want to visit firefox.com/mobile using your N900. Â Or if you want to be cautious about it, check out the FAQ first.
Better yet, check out these key features first, to help you decide whether you should install Â the mobile Firefox on your Nokia N900. Firefox for Mobile lets you:
- Go to your favorite sites in just a couple of keystrokes with intelligent and personalized searching
- Sync your Firefox tabs, history, bookmarks and passwords between your desktop and mobile device for a seamless browsing experience
- Customize your Firefox by adding small pieces of functionality, like games and news readers, that help make the mobile Web browser your own
- Get maps and information relevant to your location
- View open tabs as thumbnails to easily identify and select the Web page youâ€™d like to go to next
- Get an Instant Web Site ID and easily access and edit security settings
What’s great about Firefox Mobile is that it’s probably the first mobile web browser that supports browser add-ons. Yeah, I envy Â you N900 users and I’m seriously hoping that Mozilla releases an Android version, specifically for Nexus One soon.
The mobile Firefox add-ons let you cusztomize the browser by adding extra features such as AdBlock Plus, URL Fixer, TwitterBar, language translators and definitely more. In fact, there are already more than 40 of these add-ons that you can use after you’ve installed mobile Firefox.
So, if you’re a Nokia N900 user, check out Mozilla Firefox mobile now. And if you’re an Android phone user like me, let’s wait a while for the Android version to come out.
Originally posted on January 30, 2010 @ 5:04 pm