Thursday, December 31, 2009

Another reason to drool over the N900 (Mobile Weave)

I had a N800, the first or one of the first mobile devices to use the Mozilla web rendering engine. I really didn't notice any difference between Mozilla's engine and the N800's stock engine, so it wasn't a big deal to me.

In addition, it wasn't a big deal to me when I heard that Firefox for Mobile would be used on the N900, either. Until I heard that it supports Mozilla Weave.

Weave is an addon for Firefox that syncs bookmarks and passwords like Xmarks, but in addition it also syncs history and tabs that are open on your other devices. I just started using it today (on my desktop and netbook, I don't own an N900 yet), so I'll have a more in-depth Weave post in a few days. Watch this short video to see Firefox's mobile browser in action on the N900 (Weave is only touched upon briefly), I'll talk about more after.

Imagine you're at your desktop, reading an article online, waiting for a friend to come pick you up. You get a text, your friend is outside. You go to a restaurant where there's a 30-minute wait. You can now pull out your phone and resume reading the article you were reading at home. After that, you can continue your browsing in full on the N900, because it supports the full web.

That's really cool. Another reason to buy one.


1 comment:

  1. Exactly. That's why we called the mighty N900 a mobile computer, not a phone. Because it's just more than a phone, it's a mobile computer that can do whatever your desktop can. (except intensive gaming). Too bad N900 is not coming to Asia yet, we Asians are dying for it so badly.