Mozilla has just revealed a first look at its new Mobile Firefox interface. Actually, Mozilla has designed two UI’s: one for touch screen devices, like most PDA’s, smart phones (and the iPhone, of course), and one for non-touch devices, like most cell phones.
The Firefox mobile browser takes some hints from Apple’s own mobile Safari browser, with the main Firefox screen reproducing some familiar buttons: back and forward navigation arrows, a bookmarks button, a retractable address bar.
The mobile Firefox UI does include a few new buttons/features: the zoom in and zoom out buttons reside on the bottom toolbar (though we’re not sure why they don’t use the touch screen itself for zooming in and out). The tabs button gives users a different look than in Safari mobile: when pressed, it displays up to four tab previews on the same screen for quick tab switching.
Firefox mobile browser will likely be integrated with Places (Firefox’s new bookmark-like scheme) and the newly introduced Weave.
via Download Squad by Simon Kerbel on 1/25/08