Nokia Device Using Mozilla

Monday January 22nd, 2001

ERICmurphy writes:
"Nokia is coming out with a product called the Media Terminal that uses Linux, and has a set of really cool features. One of those features is a full Mozilla browser, not an embedded version. It will be interesting to see how successful this product is."

#7 Low screen res...

by leafdigital

Tuesday January 23rd, 2001 7:25 AM

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I use Mozilla (well NN6 actually) on my home machine which is actually slower at 333 MHz, although it does have 128 MB RAM. It runs fine.

(Admittedly, this is a Win2K system, not Linux, but I presume performance should be similar.)

I happened to look at memory usage last night and NN6 had around 12 MB allocated, with a max allocation (after I'd been using it a little bit, several windows) of around 25 MB. Those figures are not implausible on a 32 MB system that is running nothing else.

Also, the low screen resolution (e.g. 640x480 or so) might make some aspects of performance less poor than on a typical desktop machine, although I'm sure that is hardly the most significant performance factor.

I think it'll work ok (and I presume that there is also a chance of more performance improvements in Mozilla as time goes on). If it needs more memory they will add more memory - big deal.

Embedded systems are one of the coolest areas of potential for Mozilla use... I hope this one works out.