Stuart Parmenter of Mozilla has posted today that the company will not be creating a version of Firefox for Windows Phone 7 because “Microsoft decided to close off development to native applications.”
Development of FF for Windows Mobile 6.5 will also be shut down given the fact that Microsoft has said they are betting the future on Win 7, not 6.5.
“Because we dont know if or when Microsoft will release a native development kit, we are putting our Windows Mobile development on hold,” reads the post.
Parmenter does hope that eventually they can start development back up, but says they will move their focuses elsewhere. “While I hope that we do see Microsoft provide us with a way to build Firefox for Windows Phone 7, we will continue to focus on the things that we can control: building a great consumer product on both Android and Maemo.”