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Old 02-22-2012, 12:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: My PlayBook and Me

Originally Posted by jsconyers View Post
Wow, no BES functionality? I suppose the EAS is there so you can add it to Mobile Fusion. I know in the Mobile Fusion webinar I attended last month, they mentioned it supports the Playbook running OS 2.0.
Nope no BES. From what I can gather, RIM's whole architecture is built on one PIN per device/user. Was from day one, and will probably be so into the future. They can't handle two devices interacting with the BES accessing for the same Exchange user.

RIM had to of known about this architectural limitation from day one of the PB prototype (if not before)

Hence the Bridge function. They were caught between the design rock and the hard place. There was never a plan to have BES support on the tablet. Best they could do was license the activesync specs from Msoft and go the EAS route.
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