Google has introduced version 2.0 of Gmail for Mobile for BlackBerry and mobile phones that support J2ME like the Nokia N96,samsung sgh-p310. They do note however, that not all features are available for all phones, but version 2.0 is available in over 35 languages.
The new version is proving much improved performance and reliability. Few additional major features are also included such the multiple Gmail account support; and out-of-range support, user can still read and compose email when the phone is out of signal and the sync will resume when it gets back in range.
The new version includes:
Overall performance improvement: You should experience significant raw speed improvement, smoother scrolling, and no freezing.
- Multiple accounts management: If you have both a Gmail and Google Apps email account, you can easily switch between them quickly. You will no longer have to use two different mobile apps to access personal and work emails.
- Multiple mobile email drafts: You can save multiple email drafts in your mobile phone, so that you can pick and choose what you would like to send later.
- Powerful shortcut keys: If you have a QWERTY phone, you can use shortcut keys. Hit ‘z’ to undo, ‘k’ to go to a newer conversation, and ‘j’ to go to an older conversation. See Menu/Help in the app for more shortcuts.
- Basic offline support: Can’t get a signal? Not a problem. You can compose and read your most recent emails even when there is no signal. Also, any outgoing messages will be saved in the outbox on your phone and sent automatically when you’re back in coverage.
Derek Phillips, a Software Engineer for the Google Mobile team highlights above features at the Google Mobile Blog: If you are using plugins like Better Gmail or Customize Google, you may want to stick with the old version until the plugins are updated.