Nokia Denies Firefox Switch

    February 22, 2005

Reports about Nokia conducting a massive changeover to the Mozilla Firefox browser at their headquarters in Sweden have been denied.

Articles appearing on Scandinavian web site indicated Nokia was switching 55,000 desktop computers from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to Firefox. These reports were denounced by Nokia spokesperson Chantal Boeckman, who told LinuxInsider, “The IDG reporter got the information wrong. We have contacted the reporter to correct the situation.”

According to the Inquirer, the reports appeared on a Norwegian site, as well as the web site Computer Sweden.

While reports of the changeover may have been false, Nokia is still reported to have interest in blossoming browser. The LinuxInsider article gives further detail by saying

While the mobile device maker denies reports appearing in the press today, it is true that Nokia has been eyeing Firefox for some time. The company funded Minimo, a cell phone Latest News about cell phone browser project at Mozilla, in 2004, but executives declined to discuss the details of its investment.

Chris Richardson is a search engine writer and editor for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest search news.