Have you ever noticed that if you install Gmail for mobile devices on your BlackBerry it tries to access your BlackBerry’s phone logs?
Darren Albers has.
Anyone care to venture why Google’s email client needs such access? I don’t remember this prompt from when I first installed it, however, I am sure that I would have blown right passed it without really reading it anyway.
Way to be observant Darren…
I can’t say I’ve noticed this prompt. I believe I may have allowed Gmail Mobile free reign access to anything it needed on my BlackBerry during the initial install. However, on a similar note, I’m a little perplexed as to why I am unable to dial phone numbers from Gmail Mobile emails directly (like I am in text messages).
My take on the matter Google is trying to gather just a little bit more information on its users. Maybe an added feature later down the road which includes cross referencing messages with previously called contacts? Maybe Gmail mobile addressbook integration?
Not sure why they need this kind of access, but do we no longer trust the company that promised to “do no evil” ? 🙂
GMail is invoking Phone.getActiveCall(), which returns null when there is no call. Itâ€™s part of determining when there is likely to be a network connection.
If you click “No” to the security prompt, GMail will crash, and you can see the stacktrace in the Event Log (Alt-LGLG from the ribbon)
The reason for that is so that you can make calls from numbers embedded in emails. If you have not accepted it properly go into options, applications, modules and reset the firewall prompts.
The problem is that it doen’t catch the exception if you don’t allow the access, and GMail dies.
please when I try to open gmail web site,it reads a respond”secure connection not available”CLICK HERE to continue.But when I click,it reads the same respond again.I contacted my service provider they reply the error is not from their link.
PLEASE HOW CAN I ACTIVATE A SECURE CONNECTION?
my mobile number is 00233277074750.
lets have force sex
Please how can I subscribe Gmail packet data on my phone?
dear simon ramson,
hear’s the thing my friend has the same phone and i know what to do and how, and im lazy to type down all the stuff so im just goin to say in a brief way, suck it up and deal with it. there, now you got your answer, i hope your happy.
i love this phone, although the korean blackberries aren’t that good.
i just cant believe i dont have one though. i mean like im 17 years old and my mom and dad wont let me buy a phone, i mean like out of all my friends im the only one who doesn’t have a phone! I totally want the Blackberry.