I'm sure some of you have heard this rumour already, and people seem to be wondering:
Is Firefox really being ported to Wii?
In one word: No.
The rumour is obviously false, since Nintendo and Opera have already done a lot of work on the Wii browser (known as the official "Internet Channel"), and it's launching in just a couple of months.
It looks like the source of this rumour is a blog which, in a desperate attempt to get more visitors, put out a false rumour that is now spreading like wildfire (including several digg stories).
This is not the first time a site has done something like this. In late 2005, tech site CoolTechZone announced that Microsoft had bought Opera, and that announcement would come shortly. It never happened. After this incident, I have noticed that CTZ has continued to produce sensationalist and misleading stories (many of which have been posted on Slashdot), so the lesson here is to avoid these sites. I'm not even going to mention the name of the site that made up the Wiifox rumour, since I don't want to send them any traffic 🙂
Update: A Danish site got the word, if not from the horse's mouth, then at least from the horse's partner (so to speak):
"The rumours are not true.
Simple as that."
Those are the words of our Communications Director.