I wrote about Mozilla Foundation's plans to officially port Firefox to
mobile devices too and Christian Sejersen, the former head of browsers at
Openwave who is now heading the platform engineering effort,
confirmed in his blog now that Windows Mobile is one of the target platforms
which gets Firefox Mobile first.
According to his posting, the overall goals for Mozilla Mobile are providing
Mozilla's standards-based open-source browser engine, optimized for mobile, that
can be embedded by device manufacturers and others; a full-featured mobile
browser including support for XUL-based add-ons, delivering on Firefox's key
principles of ease-of-use, security and accessibility.
The first target platforms the Mozilla Mobile team will first focus are
devices running on ARM11 processors (ARM v6), namely Linux with the first device
working already and Windows Mobile 6.
These platforms are either already up and running or will be soon and will
allow the community to start testing UX with different hardware characteristics
e.g. screen size (N800/N810: 800×480 vs. HTC S730 320×240) and touch-screen vs.
As you might have noticed, there is no Symbian version mentioned above but
the Mozilla Mobile team will focus for the start on Linus and Windows Mobile 6.
Cheers ~ Arne