Another improvement is that you can save an unfinished message for sending it later. And, like the Maps Mobile application, Gmail shows the bandwidth usage every time it loads data. Plus there's an option for encrypting your traffic, but this is not recommended because it slows down the application.
It's early days for Google Mail Mobile 1.5 and note that so far it's available only in English.
To install it, visit gmail.com/app from your smartphone.