Gmail works fine on iPhone, blanks on Windows Mobile

Windows Mobile Gmail fans are getting antsy about a known glitch in the mobile e-mail offering that hasn't been fixed by Google in about a month. In October, Google began supporting IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) for Gmail, which means that when mobile users send and receive Gmail e-mail on their mobile phones, their changes are synched, appearing the next time the user accesses Gmail from any device. With POP3, previously the only e-mail protocol supported by Gmail, if a user deleted a Gmail message from their inbox using their cell phone, the message would still appear in the inbox the next time the user logged on to Gmail from their computer.

However, shortly after the IMAP capability was activated, users of Windows Mobile phones began complaining in online forums about problems. Some of them said that HTML e-mails showed up blank on their phones. Others said that message headers appeared on their phones but not the messages themselves. The problem appears to affect mainly Windows Mobile users. In late October, one user complained to Google about the problem with Windows Mobile and got a reply saying that Google hadn't had the chance to test the Windows Mobile mail client.

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I remember for ages Hotmail never worked in Firefox, still doesn't work correctly if I'm right in thinking, just like 90% of all Microsoft websites.

Never was sure if Microsoft coded it wrong, just so people were inadvertently forced to use Hotmail, Google is now doing the same against Microsoft.

Zhivago said,
An enemy of my enemy is my friend Looks like Google and Apple are going to continue to jointly **** off Microsoft.

Ok..but do you know microsoft has lot of *Stuff* hidden to public even for testers...(its been only to very close circle..and i saw one of them via mobile cam screenshot.).which are sooner to be released...i mean real *stuff*.. some products/softwares are awesome IMO..wait and see.. ;-)

"With POP3, previously the only e-mail protocol supported by Gmail, if a user deleted a Gmail message from their inbox using their cell phone, the message would still appear in the inbox the next time the user logged on to Gmail from their computer. "

That's down to the user preference in Gmail. It's under the options.

Julius Caro said,
Windows mobile is a joke !!

Joke?...i personally own HTC touch..(windows mobile 6)..and its more cool than iPhone my frnds own (unlocked in India ;-) )...

I personally WRITE my own application using Vs.net 2003 to my mobile..you cant do that with any other phone..
Also, one of the cool device for mp3 & syncing with my email etc..it was for business users earlier..now its bcoming more consumer based...

In my n95 (symbian 9.1) gmail opens on :
-browser (default)
-gmail java aplication (better that browser).
-inbox.

And i'm not sure if also will open on opera and opera-mini but i bet that will open (in symbian and windowsce).