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As promised, Google has unleashed a new web-based Gmail incarnation that runs on both the Apple iPhone and Google's very own Android mobile platform. Last week, at Tim 2.0'Reilly's Web 2.0 Expo, Google vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra showed off a "technical preview" of the new HTML 5 Gmail, hinting that a release …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Reinventing the wheel

    Online email cached offline? Marvelous. Sounds just like IMAP or Exchange. I knew my technique of not bothering with a new technology (hotmail, gmail et al) would pay off. Now I'm the one at the bleeding edge! They all laughed when I stuck to IMAP, but who's laughing now! M'wa ha ha ha haaaa...

    I'll get me coat

  2. John Mayock

    Is this up in the UK

    I'm running 2.2.1 but have yet to see this new version. Is this live already?

  3. D@v3
    Jobs Halo

    Mail App vs web mail

    If you are an iPhone user, why do you need to even bother using the web version of Gmail., when i$ were 'kind' enough to include quite a usefull mail app with the phone.

    A Mail app that actually downloads the emails from your inbox(es) when you are able to connect, and will also store any sent messages untill you have a strong enough singnal to push them out.

    I have 3 different Gmail accounts set up on my iPhone 3G, and can easily switch between them, dont have to fart about logging out and loggin back in, its all done for me. I can't imagine why i might even want to try and use a mobile web version after that.

    Of course it could be that G$'s own Android platform doesnt implement a mail client quite as successfully as the mobilOSx does and that in the name of cooperation they thought they should make the service available to their fruity bedfellows.

    Halo steve, coz the Mail is one thing he managed to get right.

  4. Paul McCourt
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    Online version

    Well until mobilOSx release 3.0 comes with the search function there is nothing like that with the native installed client.

    Using the GMail online app now is quite the experience now, nice interface, however not integration with the rest of the mobilOSx for sending pictures and attachments etc..

    Roll on 3.0 but am I right in saying that Storm and blackberry users are left in the lurch a bit?

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