Interview with Todd Jackson, Gmail’s product manager

On the five-year beta descriptor:

We have very, very high standards for the product, Jackson explained, as we do for all Google products. But we are not ready to come out of beta yet. There are a few things that we’re working on, and once we meet a couple more of those criteria, we would love to come out of beta.


On the only thing that really matters at this point:

Jackson would not comment directly on what’s in store for Gmail, though he did leave the possibility of a dedicated iPhone client on the table.

I want! I want!