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Old 09-25-2008, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question "Wireless Calendar" only certain devices?

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Hi Folks,

When I compare features of Blackberry devices on Blackberry's website, I notice that only some devices have the "Wireless Calendar" feature. For example, on the following comparison:

8700c - YES
8705g - YES
8820 - NO
8320 - NO
Bold - NO

Here's the link to the comparison on their website I was viewing:
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BlackBerry - BlackBerry | Wireless Handheld Devices, Software & Services from Research In Motion (RIM)

This leads me to ask myself: "What exactly is 'Wireless Calendar'"?
It surely couldn't mean that only a few Blackberry devices can sync their Exch/Outlook calendars via BES, could it?
I thought that pretty much any BB device could do that.

Technically speaking, when a BB sync's with Exch/Outlook via BES, isn't it really just an email?
I mean to say, that even when an appointment (calendar) is being sync'd, the actual mechanism is that an email is being sent from the BB to the BES (or vice versa), right?
So wouldn't the feature "Wireless Email" really be the only thing needed to sync calendars via BES?

(Pretty much all of the BB devices have that feature, right)?

Much thanks if anyone can shed some light
(I'm not a BES guy, so kindergarten terms would be a bonus. But any thoughts would be appreciated).
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