Google offers mobile g-mail for your phone

By Justin Mann on December 19, 2005, 12:31 PM
As Google marches on in their conquest of information, their level of service continues to expand. They are now offering mobile G-mail, essentially Google mail for your cell or other web-enabled wireless device. Able to automatically sync with Google's servers and display the content correctly, it also has some other integration features that some may like. Something particularly interesting was to be able to return an e-mail with a phone call, assuming you had the persons phone number in your address book. It seems a bit out of place that an e-mail might be immediately followed up by a phone call, but it's there nevertheless. Mobile G-Mail is also catered to the silent majority who don't have the fanciest new devices with hi-res displays:

”Analysts noted that like all Web-based services, Gmail has technically always been accessible from Web-ready mobile phones. But the Web version was often difficult to read on all but high-end mobile devices, with the browser window on smaller handhelds only displaying a part of the actual Web page."This is mobile e-mail for the rest of us, who have normal or tiny screens," said Kelsey Group managing editor Greg Sterling.”
With this type of increased integration and ease of use, things like e-mail are starting to become thought of as utilities as opposed to Internet services, something Google probably endorses.




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PanicX said:
Great, just what we all need. SPAM on our phones.Well, to be honest, gmail's SPAM filters are actually pretty good, better than hotmail and yahoo by far, or at least according to my inbox's. But I'd still be chiming twice a minute if I had my email received by phone.
Bartzy said:
This is kinda old news, but anyway - It's a good idea to post it so everyone will know it exists.Another great feature from Google. This may be the important difference between Gmail and other email services like Yahoo! and Hotmail. People who travel a lot and need a lot of storage in their email will find it very useful.Way to go :Pedit:Panic-X: You can just surf to your Inbox and choose what to view. Just like what you are doing with a normal computer.
nathanskywalker said:
[b]Originally posted by Bartzy:[/b][quote]This is kinda old news, but anyway - It's a good idea to post it so everyone will know it exists.Another great feature from Google. This may be the important difference between Gmail and other email services like Yahoo! and Hotmail. People who travel a lot and need a lot of storage in their email will find it very useful.Way to go :Pedit:Panic-X: You can just surf to your Inbox and choose what to view. Just like what you are doing with a normal computer.[/quote]yes, mabye old news, very helpful though to know, that is, if you can afford a phone...lol
mentaljedi said:
i don't haev a phone with all those features anyway, so it doesn't matter but i'm a google fan of such, so well done Google for making something we already have, so much easier (as you like to do).
doomsweek said:
Another great(?) service from Google? What's next gmail sent to your door everyday? ( Haha just joking. )
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