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Mozilla Mobile Browser May Appear In Alpha Within Weeks

imageThere’s a ton of attention on mobile browsers right now, as companies try and figure out the best way to render full web sites on small screens. Opera, Google (NSDQ: GOOG), Skyfire, Apple’s (NSDQ: AAPL) Safari, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) and others are all throwing their hat into the ring. And now, despite an early report saying that Mozilla was still a couple of years away from completing a Firefox browser for mobile, the CEO suggested otherwise, saying that “we’ll see some alphas in a few weeks.” The interview with Mozilla’s CEO John Lilly appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Sept. 25, but people are just noticing it today, meaning the early-stage browsers could be due within a couple of weeks. Even though Mozilla is talking about making some progress in mobile, who knows when a fully baked product will arrive? Mozilla Foundation Chairman Mitchell Baker wrote on a blog just three days before Baker’s interview appeared that it may take until 2010 to build