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The mobile version of Firefox, Fennec, has gone into general release with a version available for Windows Mobile 6 devices - though anyone hoping to replace their existing browser might want to hold off for a while. The release is officially versioned "alpha 2" and is designed to gain more feedback on both the browser and, …

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WTF?

24Mb!!

Holy cow - 24Mb to install on Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone! Storage card for that, then!

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WTF?

1 step forward, 2 steps back

I thought the last release was a beta. Now we're into "alpha 2"?

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@Annihilator

I think you've confused this with Firefox 3.5. This is a separate browser for mobile devices that uses some of the same components as Firefox.

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FAIL

Failed on my phone

I installed it on my T-Mobile Dash (HTC Excaliber, I think). It comes up and just sits there. I'm not sure if it's because the phone doesn't have enough RAM, or if Fennec can't handle a non-touch screen phone.

It's a shame, since Internet Explorer Mobile is useless on most sites.

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FAIL

Is it just me, but why are they …

… only developing this for the platform with the absolute least amount of promise in the mobile space? Windows Mobile? 6.5? WTF?!?

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@Chris Wareham

"I think you've confused this with Firefox 3.5. This is a separate browser for mobile devices that uses some of the same components as Firefox."

Fortunately my reading skillz haven't failed me yet :-D I'm definitely thinking of Fennec which went into Beta earlier this year:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/19/fennec_beta/

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At the risk...

... of posting a serious comment against usual form whilst maintaining my carefully cultivated aura of cluelessness, whatever happened to Minimo?

Is this Fennec thing a generational step up, or a completely different lineage?

Given the way my eyesight is borking I think interwebs at sub-3.5-inch is a dead end for me anyway. Where's my mobile with the 21" fold out oled???

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@ AC: "Where's my mobile with the 21" fold out oled?"

I left mine in my flying car.

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Gimme!

Been waiting for this for ages! GIMMEH!

Awww, it won't start. :-(

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@Annihilator

The beta of Fennec ws for Nokia N810 Tablet which runs a different OS from Windows Mobile

The Windows Mobile version is still in its alpha stages

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Still 10 Megs!

Iris is still by far the best browser for Windows Mobile.

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