Originally Posted by kirwoodd
Why wouldn't they normalize all appointments to GMT/UTC/Zulu, then your time zone doesn't matter? Actually, you would think that ALL timestamps would be normalized. What ever, I am not a RIM developer, so there may be issues that I am missing.
I agree with oBBsessed, I usually leave my time zone alone, but its still annoying.
It does. So does Excange, but when the TZ on the device changes, the sync signals Exchange of the new TZ, and Exchange x=changes the appointment time. Try it, It's really neat. And Outlook, until 2007, did not have an easy way to enter appointments in TZ other than what your desktop is set for.
Most think it's no big deal. I'm on the road a fair bit, I'm away again right now, I never chane TZ, just the time. At some point during the boring flight, I take 2 minutes and adjust the time on my watch and my Blackberry. It really is no big deal.
Giving choice involves more code. More code means more processing time, more code means more possibility for bugs. I used to make my living as a software developper. If someone asked me to do aa cost/benifit analysis of putting in auto TZ changes and/or controlling it with an option, whih involves a change to the GUI, which involves translations to both the GUI and the docs, versus the pain of letting the user doing it manually, I know what my answer would be.
Here's an idea of costs. A little over 15 years ago, I did a contract stint doing QA for IBM. One of our imperative was to try to minimize changes to text, either GUI and/or docs because every line of changed text would cost $10-$15K in translatoin fees.