Thursday, November 02, 2006

Mobile email like it outta be...

Google just released a Java-based Gmail client for your mobile phone.

Compared to accessing your Gmail via POP, the new client:

  • keeps read and starred status in sync between your phone and the web-based UI
  • features infinite scrolling (you'll find no "click here for next 10 conversations" link)
  • groups emails in conversations just like the web UI
  • enables viewing attachments
  • and much more.

Compared to accessing the web-based version of Gmail from your phone, the rich client feels a lot snappier because it preloads emails in the background, and it looks a lot prettier (no offense to the mobile web-based version--you can only do so much with a mobile web browser).

I can't begin to tell you what a joy it is to scroll through my Gmail using the scroll wheel on my Blackberry Pearl.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they only supported the gmail hosted accounts and my Motorola Q I'd be in heaven! Any ideas if either of those will be added?

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The link above does not work, since Google currently redirects you to another page (at least that happens to me). By looking at Google's cached data of the page above, it states that you should enter in your phone's browser to download the application.

Thanks a lot for the tip, this client is much better than using the web interface from my phone.

3:46 PM  

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