I'm a long time (10 year) user of PalmOS devices, currently the Treo 650 on Sprint. I'm considering switching to the Blackberry, either by extending with Sprint or going to AT&T, but I have some questions.
For starters, I use an Intel Macbook (Tiger) with iCal and Apple's Address book, so I know I'll need Missing Sync.
I work for a tiny non-profit, so I only have POP3 e-mail, which is through Embarq. Embarq allows you unlimited e-mail storage, so I have been having Apple Mail (Mail.app, if you prefer) just leave the mail on the server. That way, when I check mail with the Treo, I get all the e-mail that has arrived since the last time I pulled e-mail from the Treo, regardless of when I last checked mail on the Macbook (the Treo leaves mail on the server as well). It works pretty nicely. Kind of a poor man's IMAP. Sort of. Maybe.
So here are my questions: Given the e-mail setup I described, is a Blackberry overkill? I mean, I don't have an Exchange server or anything, although I think I could get one via Home
, although I'm not sure what good it would do me.
So, is a BB worth it for POP3?
My assistant uses a Windows machine, and my wife uses a Mac at work. If there is any way those two could see/share my calendar and add events to it that would show up on my BB, that would be awesome.
Please forgive me is this is asking too much, or if my expectations are just too grand. It seems like Blackberries just work, and I am amazed at how they are some of the only devices (if not the only devices) that are consistently rated higher by their users and by the reviewer.
I just thought I would see what was out there before going to the Centro and the same old, same old OS, and the time zone problems that make it look like all my meetings are in either in Havana or Indianapolis.
Thanks in advance.