Bleeding edge Firefox fans will be happy to know that an alpha version of Firefox mobile 2.0 (aka Fennec) has just landed on Android and Maemo devices. If you’re running Android 2.0+, or if you’ve got a Nokia N900, you can download and test out the latest version of Mozilla’s mobile browser right now.
Highlights of Fennec 2 include navigating through tags via swiping gestures, rendering pages with the same engine used by the desktop version Firefox, and support for add-ons. It also syncs bookmarks, passwords and open pages and tabs with Firefox on your desktop. (That last [...]
Nokia’s just unveiled its aluminum-clad E7 QWERTY slider handset. One of the new family of Symbian^3 devices, it has a 4-inch tilting touchscreen display on the front and an 8 megapixel imager capable of 720p video on the back. Yummy. It’s said to be the best business device Nokia, or anyone else, has ever produced and comes with the touted ability to create PowerPoint slides on the go. The E7 also features Nokia’s new ClearBlack Display sorcery and is expected to ship before the end of the year in exchange for €495 (before taxes and subsidies). You’ll find the full [...]
Faltering Finnish giant places faith in Stephen Elop to turn fortunes around
Nokia has announced that the head of Microsoft’s business division, Stephen Elop, is to become its new chief executive from 21 September.
Elop will replace current chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo as part of an ongoing attempt by the Finnish mobile phone giant to reposition itself as a key player and reclaim market share in the burgeoning smartphone market.
Nokia chairman Jorma Ollila said that Elop’s employment history with the likes of Juniper Networks and Adobe, and his current position at Microsoft, [...]