Gmail for mobile 2.0 adds basic offline support and more

Gmail for mobile 2.0 adds basic offline support and more

Summary: While I am enjoying the Google Android experience, I have to say I do miss the one-handedness and long battery life of my BlackBerry Curve. The Gmail application on the G1 is one of its main strengths, but Google just released Gmail for mobile 2.0 that adds a couple of those same great Android features (basic offline support and multiple drafts). Gmail for mobile 2.0 is available J2ME and BlackBerry devices, but I imagine Windows Mobile will be following shortly.

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Gmail for mobile 2.0 adds basic offline support and moreWhile I am enjoying the Google Android experience, I have to say I do miss the one-handedness and long battery life of my BlackBerry Curve. The Gmail application on the G1 is one of its main strengths, but Google just released Gmail for mobile 2.0 that adds a couple of those same great Android features (basic offline support and multiple drafts). Gmail for mobile 2.0 is available J2ME and BlackBerry devices, but I imagine Windows Mobile will be following shortly.

Other new features in this latest mobile client include; overall performance improvement, multiple accounts management (I'm not sure if this means multiple Gmail accounts though as the blog post implies a Gmail account and Google Apps account), new shortcut keys, and support for over 35 languages.

Topics: Mobility, Browser, Cloud, Collaboration, Google

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  • Advantages over IMAP?

    I'm currently using (and really enjoying) my HTC Touch Diamond and I use IMAP to access my Google Apps mail account. It works really well except that it doesn't give me access to my contact list. I'm assuming this app would fix that shortcoming? Are there any other advantages over IMAP? Disadvantages?
    NonZealot
    • This works best with IMAP

      This build will allow you to have multiple Gmail and Google App accounts saved in the program. You still have to switch between them to access each of them, but you can have more than one on your phone.
      I have my mail set up for IMAP and this works great with it. I can edit, delete, read my email on my phone and when it syncs with Outlook on my computer, it is already marked appropriately.
      As for the contacts, it will start loading your contact as you type. Example: I start typing an address that starts with "c" and just like in regular Gmail, the contact with "C" start popping up narrowing the names as I type more characters.
      woblytwo
  • RE: Gmail for mobile 2.0 adds basic offline support and more

    Should I buy the Android?
    juansi24