Gmail has finally come out of invitation mode and is allowing everyone to create a Gmail account. There is one catch though – you need access to a mobile phone. Right now you can only sign up if you have a US mobile phone.
Google is saying that mobile phones allow them to verify if an account is being created by a real person instead of being automated. I think this is Google’s way of easing us into using our phones for more internet services. Slowly but surely, Google will introduce more applications that are mobile phone enabled. Keep in mind, Google did purchase Dodgeball for a reason.
Update: If you are looking to sign up for gmail – leave a comment here and I’ll send you one.