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Old 12-09-2007, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been using a Treo 750 for sometime now and for a brief period of time, I could access my work email through a POP server. Unfortunately, the POP server went by the waist-side and now we are using an exchange server.

There is the ability for BBerry users to access their email but non-BBerry users seem to be out in the cold.

It is my understanding I could get my email by leaving my laptop at work and on via an application like Xpress Mail but I don't feel comfortable leaving my laptop at work and running.

I'm looking for opinions on two fronts. First, does anyone know of any way to get email under these conditions on a non-BBerry phone?

Second, has anyone been in a similar position and switched from the Treo to the BBerry? The BBerry that I would go to would be the Curve. Any regrets? Anything you like about the BBerry more than you did about the 750?

If it wasn't for the increase in data cost, the choice would be a no-brainer but not only am I looking at the cost of the phone but also an increase in monthly services.
Old 12-09-2007, 02:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like your company is now using a BES - a BlackBerry Enterprise Server - to allow for secure, fast wireless transmission of e-mail and data.

The "BlackBerry Connect" software, which is available for a limited number of non BB devices, allows the phone to communicate with the BES. It can be done; I was able (with difficulty) to get a Nokia E61 onto the BES. Never tried a Palm.

You absolutely have to speak with your IS group and fine out if they are using a BES, and what devices they allow on their network (our company only allows devices purchased by the company on the network or on the BES).

Good luck!
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The ATT/Cingular non-Bberry connect plan is not compatible with the 750. I've talked to our IS guys and they give me a lost look and advise me to get a Bberry. I get the feeling remote email isn't their specialty.
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

May just be a learning experience for them as well
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