Concept Series: Phones and OSs

Since the launch of the Mozilla Labs’ Concept Series, we’ve had hundreds of people join in a shared exploration of design directions for Firefox, the Mozilla project, and the Web as a whole.

Responding to the call for participation, Billy May has been taking a look at what a phone might look like in this context. What would the ultimate web phone look like? What would give it Mozilla DNA? He’s put up an interesting throw-away “Open Web Concept Phone” as a Blackberry meets interactive OLED keyboard.

Open Web Concept Phone by Billy May

In a similar vein, Adaptive Path’s contribution to the Concept Series, Aurora, explores what a Mozilla phone and OS might look like; taking the concept of Mozilla Lab’s Weave to the extreme, letting the Web be the unifying agent between computer, mobile, and wall-sized interactions.

Aurora Concept by Adaptive Path

While Mozilla doesn’t have plans to produce an OS or phone hardware at the moment — this doesn’t mean that either are out of scope for Mozilla Labs and that’s the point of the Concept Series. Everything is on the table.

This is just the start and we’re excited to be working with people from around the world in a shared exploration of new ideas.

6 responses

  1. lesha wrote on :

    экран маленький

  2. Omar Juvera wrote on :

    I am a heavy Pocket PC user. Why I do not have an iPhone?

    Answer: Microsoft Office and PC-like applications

  3. Jake wrote on :

    Last semester I used Mozilla’s future of innovation as my final project topic for my Innovation & Progress class. I developed a concept of a function that could be integrated with Fennec and a future RFID enabled phone to pioneer simple ubiquitous computing using existing technologies.

    Check out my process:

  4. Chris wrote on :

    I’m really tired of the lack of originality that has become the norm. Everyone’s gunning to take down the IPhone by producing a product that out “out IPhones the IPhone.” Follow me? good. What you guys are doing is fantastic. Originality is what apple on top. Come out with something no one has ever seen before and everyone will want it, and I believe Mozilla labs has a great chance of doing just that from their current product history. Come on guys! Put your minds together and blow mine with something new and exciting!

  5. cbeard wrote on :

    @Randi: we’ve got a mobile version of Firefox in the works, the code name is Fennec. you can learn more about the latest release at:

  6. Randi wrote on :

    I really hope you guys create a phone OS or at least a Phone browser so we can kick IE out for good!