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Mozilla working on way to make Firefox phone calls sans plugin

Earlier this month, Mozilla announced that it was working on a way for users of its Firefox web browser to engage in video chats with users of Google's Chrome browser via the WebRTC standard. Today, Mozilla has announced a joint partnership with AT&T and Ericsson for yet another project that uses the WebRTC protocols.

Mozilla's press announcement states that the proof of concept project is designed to give Firefox browser users a way "to sync with a consumers existing phone number and provide calling services without any plugins to download." The press release adds that the new concept also involves the Web Communication Gateway from Ericsson, the Mozilla Social API, and the AT&T API Platform.

In addition to phone calls, the project has also been made to allow users to make video calls with their mobile Firefox browser along with sharing files, accessing a phone's address book, and more. This new system will be shown off this coming week for attendees who go to the Mozilla booth at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. However, there's no word from the company on when this "proof of concept" will be ready for a public unveiling.

Source: Mozilla | Image via Mozillla

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