What can Mozilla hope to achieve in this crowded field of players so late in the game? Lilly told the San Jose Mercury News, "We know we have to build a...great mobile [browser], or people won't care as much about our products. We want to make sure that the Web on mobile is more like the Web than what the mobile industry offers today, which is closed, separate networks and not a very good information-getting experience for the user. The first thing is to bring Firefox to mobile devices. We're working on that and we'll see some alphas in a few weeks."
That Mozilla is finally set to turn out an alpha release of its mobile browser is exciting. Lilly did not elaborate as to which mobile platforms this mobile browser will support first, though I won't be surprised if it is the Windows Mobile platform. He also didn't say how people can sign themselves up to be on the list of alpha testers (yo, Mozilla peeps, e-mail me!).
Hopefully, more details will unfold in the near future.