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SERVICE: Google's Gmail goes mobile
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 16.12.05 - 16:36:30 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 14046x
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If you are a Google Gmail user and you haven't configured it to get your E-Mails via POP but instead you are using your web browser, you might have noticed a change if you access Gmail from your Pocket PC or Smartphone: a new, sleeker layout! That's right, Google updated Gmail to make it better working with mobile devices such as PDAs and mobile phones.

Now you can access your Gmail account from your mobile phone or device. Either point your phone's web browser to http://m.gmail.com or you can try if Google recognize your mobile device automatically. At least Pocket PCs are recognized get gets the mobile layout automatically.


Doesn't matter how you access Gmail, your account stays synched, whether you access it from the web or the mobile interface. It's easy to use and it's free (but yes, your wireless plan could still charge you).

It also has these cool features:

  • Automatically optimizes the interface for the phone you're using
  • Opens the attachments you receive in messages, including photos, Microsoft Word documents and .pdf files
  • Lets you reply by call to people whose phone numbers are in your Gmail Contacts list

Unfortunately, if your device is automatically recognized, there is no way to access the standard page optimal; in case you want to get the standard page with VGA devices like the Universal which works quite well with the standard Gmail layout.

Anyway, well done and appreciated for most devices. Gmail mobile is already up and running, just give it a try.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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