[W]e’ve tried to keep the design as faithful to the desktop experience as possible, so it should be familiar to you. You can select from a quicklist of the people you contact most, search your contacts, and manage multiple conversations.
I’ve been playing with this a bit over the last week. It works quite well and is complemented by the fact that the predictive keyboard in the iPhone/iPod Touch is nearly 100% accurate for me, regardless of what I actually type, even when turned sideways on a table and typing with two fingers.
I still much prefer the mobile web version of Gmail to the native iPhone/iPod touch version of Mail, but that may change with version 2.0 of the iPhone software. It’ll be interesting to see if Google starts implementing some native apps for release through the App Store. With web apps like these and their own Android platform it’s probably harder to justify.
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