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Mozilla talking to wireless carriers about bundling Firefox Mobile

Firefox MobileIf you built a web browser but nobody used it, would it still exist? Well, yeah, of course it would. But nobody wants that to happen. So Mozilla is reportedly talking to wireless carriers about the possibility of bundling Firefox Mobile with Windows Mobile and Linux-based cellphones.

While Firefox is a big name in desktop software, the truth is that most people don't think of cellphones the way they think of computers. If a phone comes with a decent web browser, only the geekiest of cellphone customers are going to look around for an alternative browser that they can install on the phone. So while we're seriously hoping that Firefox Mobile can be installed on any phone, much like Opera Mini/Opera Mobile, if Mozilla wants to make a dent in the mobile market, it makes sense that they would want to preload the software on as many handsets as possible.

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