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Old 07-14-2010, 04:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new to BlackBerry (Smart)phones and have some questions. I am about to get my first BB in some weeks - basically I am tired of windows mobile, android and iOS and am looking for a good, simple and stable mobile phone and email machine.

Some questions from a newbie:
- I am used to access two IMAP mailboxes. Is the stock imap client able to work with multiple accounts?
- WLAN Router/Tethering via WLAN to share Internet and provide an uplink for e.g. a notebook/netbook - is there an app for that?
- Sync address book/phone book, calendar, SMS/MMS messages with an online service (like Microsoft MyPhone) - is there a possibility/app for that?

Thanks in advance
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BIS is not full IMAP. But yes, you can add up to 10 personal accounts.
You cannot use the wi-fi in a blackberry to share with a laptop etc.
Don't believe so, you do backups of your device using Desktop Manager, so should you ever need to you can restore them.
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Google Sync will let you backup wirelessly to your GMail account.

As for tethering, or sharing your BlackBerry's data connection, you can do this via Bluetooth if:
- you pair your laptop with your BB.
- subscribe to a tethering plan with your carrier.

You cannot use the BB as a mobile hotspot like some other phones that offer this feature. And your carrier must offer tethering - many in the US do not.
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Thanks Midnight Draven and Rambo, sounds cool to me

So tethering is possible, not via WLAN but via BT.

Have a nice weekend.
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