Google announced that its Gmail service will deliver e-mail access to cell phones that support java software. Google said its mobile e-mail solution can be five times as fast as many existing mobile e-mail programs. Announcing the immediate availability, cell phone provider Sprint Nextel noted that the Google service is available for Sprint data customers through a new Java application or from a WAP site.
The Gmail application is downloadable by visiting www.gmail.com/app through your mobile phone's web browser. The service is free, but the user will still need to pay typical airtime or data charges.
â€œThe list of compatible devices includes BlackBerry (News - Alert); Motorola PEBL, ROKR, SLVR and RAZR; Palm Teo; and a slew of other devices from Alcatel, Audiovox, BenQ-Siemens, HTC, LG, Mio, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, O2, Philips, Qtek, Sagem, Samsung, Sanyo, Sharp, Siemens, and Sony Ericsson.â€
Note: The Gmail application doesn't currently work with T-Mobile USA or BREW-based carriers.