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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 14007x
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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 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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Posted by David Bressler on 17.12.05 - 04:36:39

Anyone have any trouble accessing the mobile gmail? In fact, any time I try to go to a gmail site, I have a connection problem (browser works fine with all other sites I've tried). I'm on SP5m, IE, and T-Mobile here in the US (standard unlimited GPRS data plan - not the t-zones limited stuff).



Posted by Arne Hess on 17.12.05 - 12:08:06

That's weird. While I'm not with T-Mobile nor in the US, I'm also using the SP5m (but with O2 and E-Plus, here in Germany) and it works fine for me with both URLs ( and I'm always redirected to the mobile form to login and after I get the mails as showed in the screenshots above. Maybe it's really a T-Mobile US problem but this wouldn't makes any sense since Google and T-Mobile work together(at least in Europe).

Anyone else here with a T-Mobile US plan who can verify?

Posted by soy on 03.01.06 - 23:19:21

yep, i have constant problems with Google sites and my P900 on T-mobile USA. Lots of "communication error" dialogs. I can't even load up

Posted by Arne Hess on 04.01.06 - 18:55:16

SonyEricsson P900?

Posted by vedjen on 03.03.06 - 06:16:03

I too am searching for some information on how to connect to my gmail account via my mobile phone browser.  I am using Tmobile ($4.99 Tzones) and Nokia 6600. I have access to the web (and, but browser will not load  Receive "services: connection time-out" error message.  Appears to be a problem with entering secure pages that require username/password.

Anyone find solution?

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