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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


Firefox's mobile browser, Fennec, is available in "milestone" (read: very alpha) downloads for HTC Touch Pro phones, but also most any Windows Mobile phone running at VGA (480x640). Early reports say it's working, if slow. As the Mozilla team itself notes, this release has plug-ins disabled, features no soft keyboard input, doesn't allow for program or add-on updating, and a few other "punts" made to get a working release out. Still, if you want to test out Fennec's unique navigation and mobile browsing helpers and you've got a Windows Mobile phone, it could be worth a try—even if web site loading is not exactly snappy at this point. Fennec is a free download, built for the HTC Touch Pro but capable of running on Windows Mobile phones. A direct CAB link can be found right under the "Installation" heading in the link below.

Fennec Milestone Release for Windows Mobile


All platforms (Mac/Windows/Linux): You caught a glimpse of the new Mobile Firefox alpha running on a Windows Mobile device last week, but today you can check out the alpha from the comfort of your desktop. Codenamed Fennec, the Mobile Firefox alpha 1 build gives you a neat look at what's to come on your smartphone and other handheld devices from Mozilla. As the welcome screen instructs, click and drag right to see tabs, and click and drag left to tinker with the software's controls. Fennec is only alpha, and it does show, but it's a promising look at Firefox's take on mobile browsing.

Fennec M9 (user experience alpha) for Maemo release notes