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Firefox is coming out with a mobile version. What is different about this mobile is that you can use the addon's. According to PCmag the only downside is that its slugishly slow. I'm sure it has to do with the fact that its still in the testing stages. Anyways you can read about it on both and on

Hands On with Fennec, Firefox for Windows Mobile

Fennec, the Firefox browser for Windows Mobile, is the first mobile browser to fully embrace the powerful idea of third-party add-ons. But the browser itself is much too sluggish for anything other than purely experimental use.

Fennec brings Firefox's Awesome Bar to mobile, with some bugs. When you start typing a URL into the address bar, the browser will try to suggest popular sites you may want to go to. It also pops up five search buttons along the bottom of the screen, which should let you search with Google, Yahoo, AmazonAmazon,, and Creative Commons. Those search fields don't seem customizable, and some of the built-in Windows Mobile UI actually overwrote parts of the search buttons. Rough.

Fennec alpha 1 release notes

What's in this version?

Easy navigation to Web content:

  • Bookmarks, including tags
  • Smart URL bar ("awesome bar")
  • Tabbed browsing with thumbnail images
  • Integrated Web search - built into the URL bar
  • Easy access to multiple search engines

Web content:

  • Maximize content by auto-hiding controls and URL bar
  • Zoom in and out


  • Instant Web site ID ("Larry")
  • Password manager
  • Popup blocker
  • Clear private data

Devices services integration:

  • Click on a phone number to initiate a call
  • JavaScript API to get device location
  • Popup blocker
  • Clear private data


  • Searchable download manager
  • Preferences pane

SO I'm currious to try this but if it is painfully slow then I'll wait for it to come out of beta stages and snag the more polished version. If you go to the Mozilla page they do have downloads if you want to check it out on your PC

Mozilla wrote:

Don't have an N810? Don't worry, you can still experiment with Fennec, provide feedback, write add-ons, and get involved by installing a version of Fennec for your desktop PC:

I know totally girly here but I love the little logo

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