Nokia denies Firefox rumours
Nokia has denied reports that it is to migrate 55,000 desktops from Internet Explorer to the Firefox browser. Last year, the Finnish handset-maker invested money in the Mozilla Foundation, maker of Firefox, to fund the development of a phone-based browser. The friendly relationship between the two organisations lent some credence to the rumours of a switch. A spokeswoman told us: "It is just a misunderstanding. We have no deal with Firefox and there is no transition in progress." Further, she said, the company has no plans to make any such change in the future. The denial comes just a week after the phone maker announced a deal with Microsoft to sell phones with the company's Windows Media 10 music player installed. Nokia and Microsoft have historically been rivals, with each trying to grab a share of the other's market.
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That's really too bad. Not good to hear Nokia plans on working together with Microsoft more.Comment by localhost at February 23, 2005 06:35 PM | Permalink
I suppose they may have been scared away by bug 74085
( http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=74085 )
I know I would think twice about any large deployment of Firefox under its current enterprise-friendliness.Comment by Kevin Hamilton at February 23, 2005 10:17 PM | Permalink
At least when I worked at Nokia, all their tools, intranet, and databases were built to work in IE...Comment by LMS at February 24, 2005 11:20 AM | Permalink