Earlier this year, the folks over at Mozilla took some time to show off a video with the latest developments in the mobile version of the popular Firefox browser. While a final version won't be ready for handsets worldwide perhaps until sometime in 2009, an alpha testing build may come much sooner.

In fact, speaking to the San Jose Mercury News, Mozilla CEO John Lilly was quoted saying that we'll see the first Firefox Mobile alpha releases "in a few weeks." Sadly, no specific details were offered but I'm certainly looking forward to an alternative for Opera Mobile and the iPhone's superb mobile Safari browser. Check out the complete interview here, where Lilly also discusses other topics including how an open source company such as Mozilla works and Google's new Chrome browser.