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Mozilla has already released Mobile version of Firefox on Windows Mobile and Linux, but now it has announced that the mobile version of Firefox would be available for Symbian – as early as April next year. However there have been no announcements about the release of the browser on BlackBerry, iPhone and Android. According to Christian Sejersen of Mozilla:

Today we (Mozilla) are focusing our efforts in mobile on Linux and Windows Mobile devices. In Q3 2008 Symbian had 49.8% of the total smartphone sales (and 57% in Q2) according to Gartner compared to 11.1% for Windows Mobile and 7.2% for Linux. There are a few other platforms: iPhone, RIM and Android that have or are gaining market share, where we for technical or licensing reasons can’t be deployed. So in order for Mozilla to be relevant in the smartphone space we need to have a presence on the Symbian platform. We have worked with Symbian to understand and scope the size of the project and Symbian are supporting this with engineers to start working on this project so far. At the same time, several Symbian houses are interested in contributing work.