This has been a very long time coming and we know the people at Mozilla have been working on this project for quite some time. After all of that work, the first beta of Mobile Firefox (now known as Fennec) is available for download.
As a beta version, the first build of the Fennec mobile web browser will certainly have a few quirks and bugs that will need to be ironed out, but the videos below give you a great glimpse into what this browser will bring to the mobile market. The beta is being made available for the Nokia N810, though smaller variants will likely filter their way through to other platforms, like Windows Mobile, at some point in the near future.
The two videos embedded below will walk you through Beta 1 of Fennec and these should give you a decent idea of how the mobile web browser will look when it gets ported over to a “real” mobile phone. The experience appears to be reasonably familiar if you’re coming from the desktop version of Firefox.
As with the desktop version of Firefox, Fennec also opens up the possibility for all sorts of add-ons and extensions, so you can fully expect the online community to develop all sorts of useful ways to expand on Fennec’s utility. In fact, a couple of extensions are already being developed.