Friday, October 24, 2008

Gmail for mobile 2.0 is ready for you

Google for mobile team has just announced yesterday, that there's a new version of Gmail for mobile (v2.0) app for J2ME-supported and BlackBerry phones.

They have been working hard to bring a better Gmail for mobile app, and here's the list of the new improvements:
  • Overall performance improvement: You should experience significant raw speed improvement, smoother scrolling, and no freezing.
  • Multiple accounts management: If you have both a Gmail and Google Apps email account, you can easily switch between them quickly. You will no longer have to use two different mobile apps to access personal and work emails.
  • Multiple mobile email drafts: You can save multiple email drafts in your mobile phone, so that you can pick and choose what you would like to send later.
  • Powerful shortcut keys: If you have a QWERTY phone, you can use shortcut keys. Hit 'z' to undo, 'k' to go to a newer conversation, and 'j' to go to an older conversation. See Menu/Help in the app for more shortcuts.
  • Basic offline support: Can't get a signal? Not a problem. You can compose and read your most recent emails even when there is no signal. Also, any outgoing messages will be saved in the outbox on your phone and sent automatically when you're back in coverage.

To get Gmail for mobile and install it directly into your mobile phone, go to this link or type this on your web browser address: Don't forget to watch the video demo below.

Unfortunately, the new app can't run natively on Treo 750 & Pro; which use Windows Mobile. You'll need to install 3rd party Java platform for mobile devices, or known as J2ME. Here's a good FAQ on what it is, why your WinMob handsets need it, and where you can get it. Good luck!

[blogged with my Treo 750v]

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