October 15th, 2007 | Published in Gmail (Google Mail)
Accessing Gmail on my phone has become indispensable to me. So often, I need to do things like search through my archive to find the name of that coffee shop where I'm going to meet a friend, or to send a quick email when I don't have access to my laptop. Gmail for mobile helps make this all very easy and fast. I can access my whole archive, and send emails to anyone in my contacts list -- through an interface that's very familiar. We just released a new version with some updates that you can get by pointing your phone's browser to http://gmail.com/app. The new version works on most phones that are Java ME enabled. For BlackBerry devices, you can continue to download the previous version from the same site.
The new version of Gmail for mobile is faster than before -- and consumes a lot less data. It also has a number of new features, including:
- more than 30 percent faster overall, and 80 percent faster for some tasks
- a contacts viewer to view your all Gmail contacts and addresses
- an outgoing mail footer to let your recipients know you've sent an email from a mobile device
- click-to-call phone numbers which you can call without retyping the number
- emails are saved for later re-editing if connection drops or if you want to perform another task before sending out the message
- Gmail keyboard shortcuts to perform tasks faster (on phones with full keyboards).
Learn more about Gmail for mobile and other mobile services.