() Firefox is an open source-based browser that emerged from the Mozilla "movement." As such, its internal development process is much more transparent than that of, say, IE or Opera. Thus, there are "announcements" about Firefox development that would in analogous environments be purely internal processes and you'd never hear about them.
() Firefox' major competition is IE. As such it carries around all the bells and whistles of a true IE alternative. You may find that a good or a bad thing but what it means is that porting the browser to a phone environment is a VERY difficult task. (Anybody use IE on a phone? Argghhh.)
() I, too, am intrigued as to why Maemo was selected as an initial host environment for the Firefox browser. The answer, I suspect, is somewhere between "technical" (i.e. ease of porting) and "business" (support from Nokia for the port.)
Yeah I'd say that after Nokia got it, RIM Blackberries may get Firefox.......and then maybe we'll get it...I hope so cause I really like Firefox. Thats what I'm using right now!