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| | Blackberry vs imap idle: differences in energy consumption
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If I understand correctly, imap idle clients mantain a connection to the imap mail server, which notifies the client immediately of any new mail. Blackberrys, instead, receive some sort of 'hidden' sms which triggers them to connect to the server and retrieve emails as they arrive.
Is this correct? Does this mean that, all else being equal, imap idle solutions consumore more power, whereas Blackberrys have the potential of a longer battery life? Or is the matter much more complicated than I thought?