Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud
E-Mail is much better on WM devices with full E-Mail sync. I have a BB and a WM device. On the BB the POP3 and IMAP e-mails are downloaded on the phone but when deleting them on the phone they do not delete them on the server and vise versa. My WM phone works perfect for full 2-way sync. In my opinion I really don't see what the big deal about the Blackberries are as they require a higher data plan and do not have as good of E-Mail sync and E-Mail support. On my WM phone I can see all subfolders and all E-Mails on exchange plus I can see all folders and E-Mails from IMAP accounts. Personally I think a lot of people go for them just because of the name. Other than being able to lock down and control the phone there really is not much of a difference and without that the WM device wins in my opinion anyway.
There are other differences.
On BB you can do everything from the keyboard. Usually a few keystrokes. WM is not as fully thought out. I find the BB is usually a lot faster to get around. For those of us that depend on communicating with speed and accuracy the BB is unmatched.
Because of BES all my communications between the BES server and the device is encrypted. The device memory itself is encrypted. The memory card is encrypted. If I lose my BB I send it a command to self destruct (wipe
). If someone finds it and enters the wrong password 5 times it wipes itself. They can still use it as a phone until the service provider disables it, so in an emergency I can still use it even if I cannot get data off of it - but I am sure no one else can either.
I am not sure about battery life - and the bold does suck it down quite a bit - but now with .162 firmware I am getting up to 3 days. With previous blackberries I was getting more like 4-5 days between charges. How's WM in regards to this?
I found that with WM it was really Dependant on that little touchpen - which was so easy to lose.
Application wise - yes it was easy to get apps on it that would make the WM OS pretty unstable. I believe I had to reset my device to default at least 3 times in it's short lifespan. BB does everything you need a communications device to do. Remote desktop on a small screen like on a WM - that is masochism. I prefer to carry a small laptop if I think I'll need remote desktop.
WM is pretty much a jack of all trades but a master of none. The BB is more of a highly skilled tradesman - it doesn't fix cars but sometimes you do need a specialist.