Android and iPhone users might be able to enjoy enhanced Gmail access direct from their browsers, but it looks like other smart phone users might have a much longer wait.
As a long-time BlackBerry user, I was curious as to whether Google had any plans to offer a BlackBerry specific Gmail browser offering. (Google already offers a specific Gmail Mobile client for the BlackBerry, but it's rather clunky compared to the BlackBerry's own elegant email interface.) When I put the question to Google, I got this response:
.As new devices enter the market with world-class browsers supporting HTML5 or Gears technologies, such as persistent storage and application cache, we hope to support more devices.
In other words: don't hold your breath. Windows Mobile users might feel a touch more hopeful -- since Gears is already supported in Internet Explorer, adding it to Windows Mobile might be less painful -- but there's still nothing concrete on the horizon.