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Firefox Home for iPhone: a mobile window on your desktop browser [Video]

Firefox Home for iPhone: a mobile window on your desktop browser [Video]

Mozilla have announced the development of Firefox Home for iPhone, a way to use the synchronization capabilities of Firefox Sync that will pull in bookmarks from the desktop.  Not quite a full browser in its own right - Mozilla say that's down to "constraints with the OS environment and distribution" - what might make Firefox Home for iPhone useful for many is its tight integration with what's going on in its desktop browser.

Video demo after the cut

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Firefox 3.5 released: faster JavaScript, Location-Aware, new privacy features

Firefox 3.5 released: faster JavaScript, Location-Aware, new privacy features

The browser cycle continues, with Mozilla next to announce an update of their open-source app.  Firefox 3.5 brings with it the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, said to be more than twice as fast as in v3.0 and ten times faster than Firefox 2, together with native integration of Ogg Theora video, and Location Aware Browsing.

Video overview after the cut 

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Mozilla Phone concept blends BlackBerry with OLED keys

Mozilla Phone concept blends BlackBerry with OLED keys

As concepts go, here's one I'm surprised we haven't seen before.  Take a BlackBerry 7130 and give it Optimus Maximus OLED keys, which can double as shortcuts and page controls together with SureType text entry keys.  These renders are the handiwork of designer and editor Billy May, who has been working with Mozilla Labs on developing "a conceptual 'Mozilla Phone'".

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Mozilla Mobile ‘Fennec’ browser on e-ink touchscreen: Video Demo

Mozilla Mobile ‘Fennec’ browser on e-ink touchscreen: Video Demo

Take one E Ink AM300 prototyping kit, combine it with a build of Mozilla's new Fennec mobile browser, and this is what you get: a touchscreen demo of web surfing on an e-ink device.  It's the work of Jaya Kumar, who loaded Fennec into the AM300's Linux-based Gumstix controller and, with only a little modification, has a usable browser.

Check out demo videos of the e-ink Fennec setup after the cut

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Mozilla adds Multitouch Gestures to Firefox for Macs

Mozilla adds Multitouch Gestures to Firefox for Macs

The latest version of Mozilla’s Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 will bring many new features that we have been asking for, including multifingered gesture support for Mac users. In October, Mozilla's Eddie Lee created an experimental version that allowed Mac users to have limited gesture controls, now it has been made official.

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Mozilla releases Firefox 3.1 Beta 2

Mozilla releases Firefox 3.1 Beta 2

As we suspected, Mozilla announced the availability of the new Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 this afternoon. This version is available on Mozilla’s Beta download page in 55 different languages.  The 3.1 Beta 2 exceeds any previous expectations that we had as far as added features.

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Mozilla releasing FireFox 3 tomorrow – aim to set Guinness World Record

Mozilla releasing FireFox 3 tomorrow – aim to set Guinness World Record

FireFox 3 will be release tomorrow and Mozilla team is planning to set a Guinness World Record for most downloaded software in 24 hours with this release. So far, 1,361,323 million people around the world have pledged to download FireFox 3 during its 24 hour “download day”. You have to complete the download to be accounted to the download counter.

Aigo MID – looks good and performs well

It’s a basic mobile Internet device. It has a rubberized bottoms, touchscreen, and slide out full keyboard, a very simple user interface, and a stylus. On the back is the battery and a 3MP camera for taking photos.

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Mozilla Weave backs up your FireFox data online

Mozilla is stepping into the services world with their new web-based service Weave. Essentially it works with Firefox to save a copy of your bookmarks, passwords, preferences, stuff like that, all to the Mozilla servers for easy access, and easy sharing should you decide to do so.

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Nokia shipping N810 to US finally

You can finally get an N810 shipped to your house direct from Nokia. In case you’ve forgotten, this thing puts UMPC’s, several laptops, any PMP I’ve seen, and navigations units all to shame at once.

It comes with GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, a touchscreen, an onscreen keyboard, a slide out keyboard, 2GB of storage, a SD card slot to add up to 8GB of more storage, and maps, Mozilla with flash support, and several other apps all built in. The best part is the price point.

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Nokia adds new N series internet tablet to the line up

This will be the third version of this product, indicating a good level of success for a once-perceived niche market. This time they are pimping it out with a full keyboard.

The model number is the N810, so really it will just be an upgraded version of the N800. The internet tablet will have the Mozilla browser, Skype, a camera, music player, oh, and the best part, they are integrating the GPS hardware and a bunch of pre-loaded maps.

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Mozilla, ARM and Samsung collaborate on Linux UMPC

Take some known innovators in the tech world, put them in a room with some felt-tip pens, paper and the command to mash up a few topical niches, and you might end up with the seven-strong group that today announced their intention to bring a Linux-based UMPC to the market in early 2009.

 

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