Gmail coming out of Beta?

People have been speculating for so long about when Gmail is going to come out of beta. Every change that’s made, people get excited and infer that it’s bound to happen sooner rather than later. Back in February when Gmail users were given a load of invitations to send out, people took this as they were just about ready to release it from Beta. It has yet to happen globally, however in Australia today, Google has announced that you will no longer need an invite from an existing Gmail user to create an account. People in Australia wanting to test out the service can simply go to and create a free account without an invitation or without using Google SMS. Gmail has become highly popular offering over 2.7GB of storage with millions of users already taking advantage of that. Many people would rather it remain a service that requires an invite. It’s not a difficult process to sign up, however it does take a little more effort which seems to keep spammers from creating accounts. I’m curious as to whether they’ll move this to other regions of the world. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. News Source: PC World Australia