September 17, 2009 at 3:26 PM #174063
I was reading through the usually mind numbing BlackBerry Connection Newsletter and ran into this interesting tidbit. RIM ran an article in the latest edition about the Gmail Plugin that was released weeks ago and threw in a little paragraph that was actually newsworthy:
Initially, synchronization with the Gmail webmail client is only in the smartphone-to-webmail direction, meaning that changes made to messages (such as adding or editing a label) using the web client will not be reflected on the handheld, but two-way synchronization is expected to be implemented in the near future.
I can’t wait! Hopefully this will not be limited with the Gmail Plugin single email folder
asininerestriction. I guess RIM realized that being able to filter, sort, and use tags on your BlackBerry loses much of its usefulness if it is not in sync with your desktop account.September 17, 2009 at 3:26 PM #181224
OMG finally. It took them what, 2 years to realize this? Better late than never, I guess.September 17, 2009 at 4:40 PM #181225
Whew, thank goodness! I was about to buy an iPhone because the lack of two-way sync annoys the bejeezus out of me. ::shudder::September 17, 2009 at 8:45 PM #181226
One thing that bugs the heck out of me…BlackBerry is known first and foremost as the king of mobile e-mail solutions. We could all list many reasons that make other devices “better” than a BlackBerry (or equal to), but, even the most biased fanboy’s of other devices will concede e-mail on a BlackBerry is second to none when combined with BES.
Unfortunately, most of us are not on BES…We use accounts like hotmail and gmail and we don’t have true 2-way synchronization or usable folders. It almost makes IMAP pointeless on my device… If this doesn’t drive you nuts consider yourself lucky.
This is a step in the right direction, to say the least! I look forward to this change with my gmail account as it is my primary account. Way to go Google and RIM. This functionality is far overdue. I just hope that there isn’t a tremendous delay in the sync process…September 24, 2009 at 5:39 PM #181227
This is a small improvement. I need my inbox on the BB to be a mirror image of my gmail inbox. Items are not automatically marked as unread on the BB. For now I will stick with the old Gmail for Mobile app…September 28, 2009 at 12:39 PM #181228
I have the same major complaint, that emails read on the web don’t get marked as read on the BB. Am I wrong in assuming that when they roll out two way Gmail sync that will definitely fix this?
The details are a little vague on what exactly is encompassed in this concept of “two way sync”, anyone have any thoughts?
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