Originally Posted by adamonline.com
New guy here with t-mobile. Totally new to blackberry so bare with me. I currently am using a hosted exchange service for email and the Black berry enterprise email. I"m really unhappy with the hosted service and would like to switch and am thinking of going with the google apps gmail service so we can keep our own domain. The other thing that is really important to us to have a calendar that can sink with our outlook calendar. I"m thinking the google calender will do that as well. Will this give me the same features that the exchange server will? Full sync of email and calender to the back berry and back to outlook? Do I need to keep the enterprise email as well or can I just drop down to data only? Thanks
It won't give you the same features as a BES service would. You won't be able to synchronize with the BB using Google Calendar unless you use Google Sync on for both Outlook and the BB. I use this configuration for work and it works good enough for me. I have heard some people say that it has bugs but I have yet to come across any myself.
For the email sync part you can use regular BIS from your carrier. And yes, you can get rid of the enterprise email option if you decide to go this route and go with the cheaper data plan.