Offline Mobile Gmail Demoed by Google
During a presentation at Mobile World Congress, Google demonstrated a revised version of its mobile application. Some of the new features, which would be available to the iPhone and Android phones, include offline access to Gmail. Google said the offline access is made possible by HTML5's AppCache standard, which keeps user data and the application software stored on the device. Such software could eventually be used by any phone that matches the HTML5 standard. Google called the idea a "technical concept" and didn't if or when the software would be available to phones.
I am surprised that you didn't report the REAL news in all of this...