Google has just announced a java application for mobile devices that makes using Gmail much easier to access. The current version of Gmail for mobile is web-based, making it more difficult to access (typing the address is a pain in the neck) and it looks very plain.
According to the press release, this new version has a richer Gmail experience with a few extras:
- Up to five times faster access and use, thanks to automatic pre-fetching of messages
- Drastically reduced clicks and scrolling to access email
- Fewer keystrokes for reading, composing, or searching mail
- Attachments, including files and photos, viewable and automatically resized to fit the user's phone
Unfortunately where I live, data plans are extremely expensive -- the mobile versions of Gmail and Maps are basically unusable until the price drops.
To install this new app, point your phone to http://gmail.com/app.