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gmail's new interface and google talk

bitchass

TRIBE Member
Google Talk might actually take off because of this new interface! Looks slick so far - when you log into gmail.com you can now set it so that you are available/away for chats to your contact list. Theres a "web 2.0" style menu bar on the left that shows you who is logged in/out and chat logs get saved and are searchable in the future (you can turn this option off too).

This finally gives people a reason to switch from MSN - especially those who are forced to use web clients - but of course you still can't talk from Google to MSN. Still, this will get more people logged onto the network for sure.

Invites for gmail are pretty much a dime a dozen these days but if someone is still interested let me know.
 

bitchass

TRIBE Member
I don't use gmail as my primary account and tonight realised that its been totally upgraded over the past while (not sure how long its been) but its much more customisable than I remember it, and the contact manager is much better than before.

I do use m.gmail.com on my blackberry browser all the time though!
 

jw

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by bitchass

I do use m.gmail.com on my blackberry browser all the time though!
you can also use google's forwarding or pop3 over ssl services to push/pull to your BlackBerry webclient account.


This way, you're not required to login to their wap interface..

jW
 

deep

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by zoo
google talk <--> msn would be pretty killer
probably will never happen because of how much of a demographic / advertising goldmine a messaging network's user base is. currently the third party IM's like miranda and trillian represent a very small percentage of any specific network, so they haven't cared too much about allowing access to them. but highly unlikely that they'd let a competitor's product access their network and userbase, improving the value of the competitors IM
 
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bitchass

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Originally posted by jw
you can also use google's forwarding or pop3 over ssl services to push/pull to your BlackBerry webclient account.


This way, you're not required to login to their wap interface..

jW
Yes, I used to use that but my gmail address is my generic spam account and for staying at least partially anon. I found forwarding my gmail or using POP3 to be a pain because it didn't mark my messages as read for the next time I logged in. My blackberry is on Telus' highspeed EVDO network so using m.gmail.com is as fast (or even faster) than using a regular PC
 
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