Google Launches Gmail 2.0 for Mobile

The Goal is Improved Performance

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Google has introduced version 2.0 of Gmail for Mobile for BlackBerry and mobile phones that support J2ME. They do note however, that not all features are available for all phones, but version 2.0 is available in over 35 languages.

Derek Phillips, a Software Engineer for the Google Mobile team highlights the following features at the Google Mobile Blog

- 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.

The new version of Gmail for Mobile can be downloaded by going to m.google.com/mail from your mobile browser

Google Launches Gmail 2.0 for Mobile
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  • http://www.petermonroe.com/2008/10/10/peter-monroe-on-fox/ Peter Monroe

    Good news.  This is one of the reasons I never used my phone for email.  There were never any decent apps and the screen was so small.  Maybe this will help somewhat.

  • http://techbuzz.co.cc Dinesh Babu

    Sounds like great. Google once angain dominating the mobile world. i think almost every mobile can support this Gmail 2.0 by Techbuzz.co.cc

  • http://www.lightsonline.com/ Anonymous

    This is great news. I still haven’t figured out how to get my blackberry to receive email from various folders that I created within my inbox (to help me sort mail that comes in)….does anyone know how to do this? It’s killing me to miss important emails and I REALLY don’t want to have to delete the folders that I created…

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