Firefox Heads for Cell Phones

Fennec launch imminent, but, iPhone users, don't hold your breath
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2009 9:39 AM CST
Firefox Heads for Cell Phones
Fennec will be the first mobile browser to feature "add-ons," Jay Sullivan says.   (<a href="" target="source">©</a><a href="" target="source">joone4u</a>)

The release of Firefox's Fennec browser for mobiles is imminent after more than a year of development. Mozilla exec Jay Sullivan says the browser is being put through final testing and will likely be available for download before the end of the year. Fennec —which synchronizes mobiles with the desktop version of Firefox—will be available for the Nokia N900 first and spread to other handsets next year,

With Fennec, "at the end of the working day you can walk away from your computer and keep on going on your phone," Sullivan tells the BBC. "It encrypts all of the information and sends it back through the cloud between your desktop and mobile." Sullivan adds that it may be some time before Fennec reaches the iPhone because of Apple's "restrictive" way of doing business. (More Fennec stories.)

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