Originally Posted by oakie
the "MobileMe" exchange system costs $99/yr on top of the AT&T data plan at $30/mo... a benefit that can be had for free from Google Gears with an iPhone. in the case of BB users, simply getting a BIS plan is nearly half the price.
i use Google Gears with my laptop and BB. maybe i'm missing something?
And hosted BES will cost $30 more than MobileMe. That is what you have to compare it to because MobileMe has OTA mail, contact and calendar sync. Not all of these are available with BIS.
Yes you can use Google Gears for some of it, but not all of it.