Originally Posted by One Bold User
I don't understand why the gmail app is used? Why not just use the integrated mail client?
The app allows for more Gmail functions that BIS (Blackberry Internet Service) doesn't provide, such as labels, access to your contacts, archiving, adding stars, report as Spam, multiple gmail accts under one app, and searching all emails based on starred, sent, etc.
Overall, its just like the full web-based version but mobile. HOWEVER, since my switch from Pearl to Storm, I have noticed that on the Storm, I am UNABLE to customize the "ding" sound, I don't get the icon notification of new email and when I disable the compatibility mode for the app (in order to enable the landscape-portrait display switch) I lose touch scrolling capacity. To be said, RIM needs to update the app for the Storm ASAP 'cause it was perfect on the Pearl.