It looks like Mozilla could be coming to the iPhone soon. No, I wouldn’t hold my breathe waiting for Apple to approve a mobile version of the Firefox web browser. But Lee Mathews at Download Squad noticed that Mozilla does appear to be working on a Mozilla Weave/Firefox Sync app for the iPhone. What that means is you’ll be able to access your Firefox bookmarks, open browser tabs, and other settings whether you’re on a PC, Mac, or iPhone.

Download Squad has posted some early screenshots of the app running in an emulator. Once you login with your Mozilla Weave credentials, you can see a list of bookmarks imported from your desktop version of Firefox. You can also search your bookmarks, and tap on one to open a link inside the app.

It’s interesting that the app doesn’t open the Safari web browser at this point, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Mozilla adds that feature to a future build, since it’s difficult (but not impossible) to get a mobile browser approved into the app store.

It turns out that Mozilla first demonstrated the Weave client for iPhone in February and it doesn’t look like much has changed since then. Since the project was described as an “early prototype” at the time, it could be a while before we see it in the App Store.

Of course, if you don’t want to wait for Mozilla to release its iPhone app, you can always use the Xmarks browser plugin for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Internet Explorer and then visit to access your data on a mobile devices.

Brad Linder

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