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Fennec, the mobile version of Firefox, has gone to beta. Though currently only available for the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet, it appears to be functional and stable. Firefox introduced many innovations into desktop browsing, most of which have since been emulated by the competition. On mobile phones the competition is already …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
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    "Awesome" redefined, I guess

    Feh. I was hoping to replace MicroB on my N810, but not if I have to put up with the Mozilla Foundation's arrogant infliction of popups that cannot be readily disabled. Does anyone know if the irritating hacks that mostly disable that nonsense on the desktop version of Firefox 3 work on Fennec?

    Also, why does the Mozilla foundation continue not to understand that, no matter how cool you or anyone else might think your shiny new UI feature is, it's disrespectful to your users not to include some way to turn it off without a lot of messy hacking? What drives an attitude like that?

  2. Hetz Ben Hamo

    Not unique

    Opera, Opera mini could dial directly from a page quite some time now..

  3. Dive Fox

    Yes, that -is- a fox in my pocket!

    Cool novelty, I think I'm sticking with Opera Mini though.

  4. Ideala2

    NO! I must object!

    It isn't THAT often that something on here gets to me, BUT seriously- are you a journalist for Are you sure?

    I expect you to have done a little research. For a start, many a fanboi will tell you, the best 'Ff innovations' for the desktop were operas, but that's arguable.

    This 'UNIQUELY' business however isn't. Android's browser supports both numbers and addresses, and Opera mini/mobile- which work on pretty much everything including your wristwatch if you tried it- have had the number capture capability for YEARS.

    Now yes... it's pedantic, but honestly, you'd think as a journo you'd look a little into things like THE MOBILE BROWSERS AVAILABLE before writing an article comparing them.

    I want one hundred lines from you by tomorrow morning- 'I will research before i write.'

    That'll teach you for hurting my opera's feelings.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    For what it's worth, though, I'm fairly sure that no form of Opera or the Android browser is available for the Nokia N810, unless you want to do something like installing an alternative OS or emulator first, which I'm not sure really counts.

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