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Old 03-28-2006, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for some dramatic differences between BES and a Windows Mobile 5/Active Synch?.....there has to be a ton but i want some hard facts....
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Top 100: BB works NOW. MS will work at some point. Most WM5 devices do not support push.
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ActiveSync works now, but it's likely not the Push you are thinking of. In a few weeks, the MSFP (Microsoft Security and Feature Pack) will be released and you will start seeing Microsoft's post-Exchange 2003 SP2 compatible 'push' email. Until then, I'd just wait and see... reviews should be pouring in at that point.

If you are wanting a comparison between BlackBerry and Microsoft's current ActiveSync (which has been supported for some time now), then I wouldn't look very far. Aside from ActiveSync being dubbed as the 'poor man's email' and it being free, there is absolutely NO comparison to be made. It is enabled by default with Exchange 2003 (under Exchange Features > Outlook Mobile Access). It is a piece of poo-poo.
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And you'll still need an update to the WM5 device. That is totally dependant on the DEVICE manufacturer. At around $0.10 per SMS message, the current ActiveSync not quite free.
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At least Active-sync actually syncs directly with the inbox and calendar, giving you a mirror image. It doesn't rely on the stupid "deleted items" folder.

Both have good and bad features.

Together, they could rule the world.
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For me it's always too early to tell until the new product has really spent some time proving itself in the field.
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anyone have any bullet points on this?
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yahtzee - PM me with your info. I have a MS overview doc I can send you.
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