Sprint offering Gmail on Mobile?

"Sprint Nextel Corp., the third-largest U.S. wireless services provider, will start offering a mobile version of Google Inc.'s e-mail service to encourage subscribers to use features besides calling." - When I read this news item, for a minute I did not understand what I just read. What does it mean? Sprint offers Gmail? Any Sprint customer with access to internet could read Gmail on their mobile. Isn't it? Then what is this special offer? 

Gmail for mobile devices will be available to Sprint's data customers at no additional charge, Reston, Virginia-based Sprint said in a statement today. Users can download the e-mail application or access the service through a wireless Web site.

The news is that "Sprint will offer a link to Gmail from its mobile home page". Thats all about it. Or they mean that they will not be blocking you from accessing from Gmail website. Read the press release by Sprint here.

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Comments

Nelly said…
In a beginning they blocked users from downloading anything that isn’t on their homepage. That’s why Google made a deal with sprint to offer gmail mobile. And that`s why I moved to another application Movamail http://movamail.com/. It`s much more versatile and it can connect to any account ther is (hotmail, yahoo, gmail…)
murali said…
Curious to know Doesn't Sprint blocked Movamail as well? You mentioned, 'in the beginning', does Sprint now allow you to download any application you want?
Triston said…
Hi guys...
anyone else on gmail having problems ?
gmail is fine on adsl, but on my 3g card i can surf net no problem, talk on google talk no problem, but i cannot reply to any gmail mail. also cannot compose and send attachments. can recieve mail fine.
thought it was my beta firefox im using so tried IE but still same problem.
sometimes can reply to a mail but not always, especially if there is an attachment in it...
but gmail is fine on adsl so i know its not gmail themselves. 2 friends have also complained about their gmail on 3g today..
murali said…
Hi Triston,

I have no clue. With attachments, I experienced problems earlier with Gmail even on dsl. But I haven't seen any pattern. But more than one ocassion, I had to send email again when I had attachments.

My best guess is something to do with network timeouts, particularly when it is heavily loaded.

Murali
murali said…
Another Email app to watch out:
http://www.flurry.com/

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