Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 08:25 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones It has long been known that in addition to the N900 port of Firefox (released just 49 days ago) Mozilla have been targeting Windows Mobile, drawing ever nearer to a release. They have now decided to put the port on hold, following the news of Windows Phone 7 Series at MIX (and what that holds for Windows Mobile 6.5). "While we think Windows Phone 7 looks interesting and has the potential to do well in the market, Microsoft has unfortunately decided to close off development to native applications. Because of this, we won't be able to provide Firefox for Windows Phone 7 at this time. Given that Microsoft is staking their future in mobile on Windows Mobile 7 (not 6.5) and because we don't know if or when Microsoft will release a native development kit, we are putting our Windows Mobile development on hold."
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uh.
by helf on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 13:28 UTC
helf
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2005-07-06

Didn't MS already say they plan on keep the windows mobile 6.x line going for their corporate clients? And there are tons of users of windows mobile 6.1/5 handsets out there that would adore a mobile FF, if it's done right. I was looking forward to it and I plan on using windows mobile 6.1 for a long while. ;)

Unless, of course, some epically awesome new phone and OS come out. But as of right now, none of the current options offer me any compelling reason to 'upgrade' from my Treo 800w.

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