I’ve packed away my laptop for the night, so I thought I appropriate to write my latest installment of Geeks to Peeps both on and about a device which many people use to check their Gmail on a regular basis: a smartphone. Specifically, I’m going to focus on the mobile website for Gmail. While I access the site from an iPhone, everything I write about will work for any smartphone.
First of all, why would you want to use the Gmail website when all smartphones come with their own mail app? To be honest, it depends on your phone. For me, the iPhone’s mail app, while functional, is not a very intuitive interface. I haven’t used the Android or Blackberry mail apps, and you may find that those apps are more than sufficient for your email needs. It is worth looking at the web interface, though, and determining what method best meets your needs.