Mozilla Fennec Alpha 3 for Windows Mobile released

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Mozilla released the latest alpha version of their new mobile browser Fennec for Windows Mobile. It brings many new features and fixes, such as improved startup time and a caching system to help scrolling on a page. They have also added support for a wider range of screen resolutions, and for those of us running an HTC Touch Pro support for zoom via the directional pad has been included in this release. Being an alpha release, it’s still a bit on the buggy side, but is very a promising browser for mobile phones. The final release should give other browsers a run for their money.

18 thoughts on “Mozilla Fennec Alpha 3 for Windows Mobile released

  1. I’m standing in salute, this is the very first blogpost pro-beta. Words cannot express the epicness of this very moment. May your trips in finalized state across the vast oceans of the intarweb bring happiness and prosperity.

  2. fennec is awsome but does any1 know if they make a version that works on win mobile 2003? i got a samsung i730 and no data cable so i cant upgrade

  3. Haha, I love how every couple of months they announce that it runs on a new version of Windows. I’ve had this available on my N810 since the day I bought it last year.

    Now if only they could get it to run faster than micro-b…

  4. Alas, we’re not planning on supporting Windows Mobile versions older than 6.0… Fennec really needs at least 128MB of RAM too, and more is better. The i730 just doesn’t have enough oophm, even if it was updated to WM6.

  5. How is this a hack? Next thing you know hack-a-day will become another “me too” site with every other post being about the iPhone.

  6. Now, if you at least could show how to hack the software to make it run on Windows Mobil 5.. THEN the article would have relevance.

  7. if mozilla -really- wanted to give other wm browsers a run for their money they need to support devices with <128mb ram and it needs to be made really efficient on resources. my wm6.1 pda is pretty small on specs; 195mhz cpu and 64mb ram.

  8. I’m new to this mozilla family and have to say, NOT IMPRESSED. this apps is a space and memory hog for WM devices. 9mb cab file that uncompresses to a 25mb app. (I smell a windows vista… rev engineering) out of the WM browsers, overall function and use goes to Skyfire, well rounded goes to Opera Mobile and best for just browsing Opera Mini 4 (5 cant import bookmarks)

    Sorry to say, try again mozilla. I uninstalled after 1 use of alpha 3 and trashed cab file.

  9. To be fair, the grossly inflated Apple price tag usually does come with nigh-indestructible products. Usually.(look up a Macbook Air teardown some time. I think the listed number was 70 screws holding the keyboard in place. SEVENTY! My keyboard is held in place by ONE!)

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