Gmail Mobile

I’ve been playing with Gmail Mobile a bit the past few days and it’s quite excellent. I find the speed in loading messages better than the way Nokia’s built-in email app works since that only initially loads headers and must make a second call to get any messages you choose to read them. GMail’s mobile application is probably the easiest way to do email on a phone – or smartphone but it has a few weaknesses that while minor might bother people after a while. I think all could easily be fixed in a subsequent release:

  • There is no way to send an attachment…
  • An email (like a newsletter) can be too long to receive the whole thing.
  • There are no notifications if you run in the background
  • The screen does not auto-refresh so not getting the notification is less of an issue. That said, when you press refresh messaging download very quickly.
  • Gmail mobile does reply using the account to which it was sent if Gmail is receiving mail from multiple accounts. This one needs to get fixed right away as it really messes up any ability to reply to certain lists to which I subscribe.
  • There is no way to select more than one message so you have to archive / delete one at a time.

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2 Replies to “Gmail Mobile”

  1. I had a problem with my V800 I got a “certificate not valid” error. Finally I solved the problem and enjoyed in yet another excellent app from Google. The only problem is that you can use it only for checking GMail account. With another program that I use I watch my other accounts. I will try to think of a reason why should I use Gmail mobile. When I can do all off that on my old app Movamail

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