Google updates Gmail mobile and partners with Sprint

By Justin Mann on November 2, 2006, 6:57 PM
If you have a java-enabled phone or a PDA, you may have tinkered with Gmail mobile. I find it very handy, and was quite interested to learn today that Google has revamped it, providing among other things a speed increase and a friendlier interface:

Google claims that Gmail for Mobile Devices offers improved access times (reportedly up to five times faster) and ease-of-use due to technology that automatically pre-fetches e-mail messages. The company has promised other improvements, such as reduced clicks and scrolling to access e-mail; fewer keystrokes for reading, composing, or searching mail; and support for attachments, including files and photos that can be automatically resized to fit the desktop on the user's phone.
If you are a Sprint user, the article also mentions that Google has partnered with them as a distribution method. Of course, it'll run on any phone, it's just a bit easier for you Sprint users. If you haven't given Gmail mobile a try yet, it's definitely worth it.

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