Google’s hoping to encourage more people to access their Gmail account via their cell phone, with the launch of a new downloadable Java application.
The new software will work on any of the 300+ Java-enabled cell phones in the United States and promises to offer a better interface and easier access.
In addition to being faster, Gmail for Mobile Devices maintains Gmail functions like threading and search, and adds mobile-specific functionality such as the ability to press a button to make a call to someone who sent an e-mail. People can also view attachments, such as photos, in an optimized full-screen format.
You can see the full list of compatible phones here. To download, point your phone’s browser to http://gmail.com/app