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Firefox Mobile: Test drive the new Firefox mobile browser

Version:
Fennec Beta 1 4.0
Works under:
WinXP / Vista
Program available in:
English
Program license:
Free (GPL)

Designed for those who prefer to use Firefox on their computers instead of other browser options, Firefox Mobile provides a new way to browse and experience the Internet on your mobile phone.

In the past, getting online on your mobile phone could be a lot more trouble than it was worth. However, new browser options like Firefox Mobile are finally changing this. This new mobile browser isn't designed as a copy of the PC-based version; instead, it is fully designed for the smaller screens that are used on smartphones and other devices.

Firefox Mobile is designed to be easy-to-use and fully functional for those with touch screens. Since the main window is primarily dedicated to displaying the page at hand, you'll have a better view of the site that you are viewing. Plus, there are only a few touch-friendly menu options on the main page, so you can easily navigate without pressing the wrong button by accident.

The developers of this program thought through just about everything and seemed to make it as optimal for Web viewing as possible. The address bar is easy to use, and the tabs are handled in a unique yet handy way: The tabs are stored off to the left in a hidden menu, so you can pull the menu out and put it away as needed. This is a lot easier for touch screen users than some other browsers, and it also provides you with more screen space for viewing your website of choice.

Another exciting thing about this browsing platform is the fact that developers can easily create add-ons and plug-ins for it. If enough developers get excited about Firefox Mobile, there is really no limit to the number of things that you'll be able to do with this new browsing software.

There is no reason to continue to use your phone's browsing software. A far better option for many smartphone users is Firefox Mobile, and you're sure to find online browsing to be far more pleasant with this browser than it has ever been before. For now, there are some bugs and issues that need to be worked out, but this is to be expected with a new program. However, it's still worth a shot, and there's a good chance that it will be highly improved once developers start creating plug-ins and making them available for the general public.

Pros

  • Firefox Mobile offers a large screen for viewing webpages.
  • There are plug-in and add-on capabilities.
  • The tab feature is very easy to use and is well-organized.
  • This program is very friendly for touch screen users.

Cons

  • Since this is a new program, there are still some bugs and issues that need to be worked out.
  • There are not a lot of features available right now, so this program is pretty bare bones for Web browsing. This is expected to change and improve as developers start designing plug-ins and add-ons.



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