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GMail on Pocket PCs


March 4, 2005 05:12 PM PST

I've avoided seriously considering Gmail since it came out because the site would not work on my mobile device. Earlier in the week I read a rumor that Google had implemented a basic HTML view for GMail in order to support older browsers and mobile devices - but it didn't work for me. - Until today that is! I guess it just took a while to roll it out. Now when I hit Gmail on my Ipaq I get a comment at the top of the page that says "For a better Gmail experience, use a fully supported browser." But other than that, the interface looks pretty usable.

Comments (3)
J, March 4, 2005 10:55 PM:

Sounds interesting. I think a mobile device interface to Web mail would be an interesting problem to solve.

I still have an issue with "no keyboard" on the iPaq, but it's nic to see that there's enough momentum behind mobile devices that they'll do these interfaces.

J, March 5, 2005 12:08 AM:

Actually I noticed this and think that the real motivation was because people had trouble accessing Gmail at remote web cafes. I'd concur with that. I was unable to check Gmail nearly everywhere I went in Thailand last year.

John, March 5, 2005 02:21 AM:

Come on, you know what the 'real' motivation was. I had Paul talk to the 'man' and make stuff happen.

What do you mean 'no keyboard' on the Ipaq. I have two, plus handwriting recognition. Besides with the 'instant' on, its just easier to check mail that way sometimes.

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