12-20-2005, 09:38 PM
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Join Date: May 2005
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Desktop Manager is used for synchronizing to PSTs and loading programs via a wired synch. Handheld Manager is mostly useful in other countries where sometimes there are no unlimited data plans available, or they are too expensive, and users pay for what data they use. If a computer is running handheld manager and is connected to the same network as the BES, then all data is routed through the PC instead of over the air through the carrier's network. This is where the BlackBerry Router comes in and re-routes the traffic to the PC.
I learned this at the WES in Orlando. Quite honestly, I didn't even notice the handheld manager until they explained what it was used for. It does work, but just probably not frequently used in the US. If you plug in a BB into a PC running handheld manager, double click on it and you'll see the statistics.
Current - 8700g TMO
Previous - 7280 AWS, 7730 TMO, 7290 TMO
Long ago - 950 model (still have it)