Google's Gmail Goes Mobile

 - Nov 4, 2006
References: redherring
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 through your mobile phone's web browser. The service is free, but the user will still need to pay typical airtime or data charges.

“The 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.”

Note: The Gmail application doesn't currently work with T-Mobile USA or BREW-based carriers.