By Tim Quax on 23 september 2009
Google's sync tool for smart phones now supports pushmail for iPhones
and Windows Mobile devices. The sync tool sends incoming messages
directly to the mobile client.
Pushmail for Gmail worked so far solely on the Android platform, and the WM and iPhone users were forced to retrieve mail periodically, the client has to connect every 10 minutes with a gmail server to look for fresh e-mails. Pushmail, in that respect, is a lot faster and more efficient; the gmail servers send mail to the client as soon as the mail comes in.
There's no need for a special mail client to get pushmail for Gmail working; Pushmail is supported by the standard mail clients of the platforms of Apple and Microsoft.